Haslam “Flat Out Wrong” on Graham-Cassidy

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          CONTACT: ANDY SPEARS SEPTEMBER 20, 2017                                                 615.815.4544 OR andy@tnca.org     Haslam “Flat Out Wrong” on Graham-Cassidy Health bill would leave 545,000 Tennesseans without coverage, drive up premiums   (Nashville, TN) – Tennessee Citizen Action Executive Director Andy Spears said today that Governor Bill Haslam was “flat out wrong” when he […]

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TrumpCare is BACK!

September 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

And we need to kill it — again! Our friends at Nashville Indivisible with more: Emergency Rally to Stop TrumpCare 3322 West End Avenue (corner of West End & Murphy Road) Thursday, September 21, 2017 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Like a bad zombie nightmare, TrumpCare is back – and we need to mobilize once again to […]

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Consumers: What to Know About Equifax

Mike Litt of Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) offers comments on how to proceed in the face of the Equifax data breach: “Consumers should know the risks and limits of what Equifax is offering and consider getting credit freezes with all three national credit bureaus instead. Equifax’s response to its breach fell short to begin […]

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What’s Up with Equifax?

The Equifax data breach is of concern to ALL consumers. What’s even more concerning is Equifax’s response, including forcing consumers into individual arbitration. Chi Chi Wu of the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) explains: Statement of National Consumer Law Center Staff Attorney Chi Chi Wu on the Equifax Data Breach that Affected 143 Million Consumers […]

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Statement on Governor Haslam’s Testimony on Health Care Today

Today, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam testified before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) during its hearing “Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018.”   Andy Spears, Executive Director of Tennessee Citizen Action issued the following statement:   “Gov. Haslam sees how important the Affordable Care Act […]

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Report: Tennessee Opens Door to Welcome Predatory High-Cost Installment Loans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 5, 2017 CONTACT: Andy Spears (andy@tnca.org) 615.815.4544 Stephen Rouzer (srouzer@nclc.org) 202.595.7847 Report: Tennessee Opens the Door to Welcome Predatory High-Cost Installment Loans NCLC’s 50 State Survey Finds Tennessee Lost Major Ground since 2015; Now One of the Worst in the Nation in Protecting its Citizens from Predatory Loans Updated analysis of […]

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Online Voter Registration Comes to Tennessee

September 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Fair Elections, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

You can now register to vote online in Tennessee. The Tennessean has more: The new system is already available online but the office will officially announce it next week. The move will put the state’s voter registration into the digital age as Tennessee joins a majority of other states that have already implemented similar systems. “This system meets […]

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Hold Wells Fargo Accountable

Tennessee Citizen Action joined a coalition of 33 groups led by Public Citizen and Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) today in calling on congressional committees to investigate additional deception by Wells Fargo related to insurance sales practices. The groups sent a letter outlining their concerns to the U.S. Senate Banking Committee and the U.S. House Financial Services […]

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Speaking Truth to Power on Healthcare

Jennifer Yamin of Hendersonville engages Senator Bob Corker today outside an event in Hendersonville. Yamin joined with others from Sumner County concerned about healthcare in an attempt to talk with Corker about the issue ahead of next week’s return to Senate action. Yamin expressed her belief that any path forward must protect individuals with pre-existing conditions […]

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Protect Overtime Pay

A message from our friends at People’s Action: Trump likes to talk about how working people are getting a raw deal. But he’s determined to undermine them at every turn. Last year, the Obama administration changed the rules about which workers qualify for overtime pay. The rule meant that more than 12.5 million people would […]

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