Over 50? Trumpcare is Bad News for You

From our friends at Tennessee Justice Center: We have bad news for Americans over the age of 50: You are one of the groups that loses out the most under Congress’s American Health Care Act. Here are just some of the impacts that the American Health Care Act will have on older Americans: It has […]

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43,000 Veterans At Risk of Losing Health Care with Trumpcare

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) and Trump budget make devastating cuts to Medicaid. 43,000 Tennessee veterans depend on Medicaid for their health care and that coverage is at risk with these budget and policy moves. A report from Families USA details the problem: In 2015, roughly 1.75 million veterans (ages 18 and older)—nearly 1 […]

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Tell Senators Alexander and Corker to Vote NO on AHCA

Our friends at People’s Action have a simple message: Twenty-three million people pushed off health care. Medicaid starved of funds. Higher costs and worse insurance for those of us with the least to spare. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) numbers are in – and the House health care repeal is a disaster for everyone in […]

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23 Million Lose Coverage, $600 Billion in Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office is out with their score of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The CBO makes it clear: The AHCA will cause millions of Americans to lose coverage while transferring billions of dollars to the wealthy and insurance companies. It’s devastating. It’s reverse Robin Hood. It’s wrong. Our friends at Health […]

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The Bottom Line: It’s Bad

What, exactly? Well, the Trump budget AND the American Health Care Act (AHCA) are bad. Very bad. Our friends at Tennessee Justice Center have more: Yesterday, President Trump released his budget. Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its report on the House’s version of the American Health Care Act. The bottom line: it’s bad. […]

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Corker Calls for Opening Up Process on Health Care Bill

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker yesterday suggested the Senate process for crafting health care legislation was “awkward, at best” and suggested the process be more open and inclusive. Jennifer Bendery reports: Corker’s frustrations come as Republicans continue to struggle with how, exactly, to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The House barely passed its bill, […]

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Savage Cuts to Medicaid, Social Safety Net Shredded

Tennessee Citizen Action is proud to be a part of the Health Care for America Now coalition.   The following is a statement by Margarida Jorge and Ethan Rome, co-directors of Health Care for America Now (HCAN), on President Trump’s budget proposal:   “The President’s budget is a blueprint for disaster for America’s families. It […]

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Making Prepaid Cards Better

Prepaid cards are a growing segment in the financial sector — a way to get paid and to pay bills. Eric Johnson, Dean of Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, wrote recently that it’s important these cards have protections in place for consumers. Here’s some of what he had to say: Nearly a third of […]

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Where in the World is TN’s Insurance Commissioner?

While Tennessee consumers face the highest health insurance rate increases in the country, the Insurance Commissioner who approved those increases is taking industry-funded trips to Bermuda and Puerto Rico. That’s just not right. Newschannel5 reports: Critics say Tennessee’s insurance commissioner spends way too much time away from her office, working with other state regulators and […]

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Holding Government Officials Accountable

Tennesseans should be able to count on their government officials to show up to work and advocate for what’s best for our state. When they don’t, we work to hold them accountable. Newschannel5’s Jennifer Kraus reports on Tennessee’s Commissioner of Commerce and Insurance – the state’s top insurance regulator — and her tendency to be […]

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