Inauguration Survival Party

One week from today, a new era in American politics will begin. We’ve already seen efforts underway to limit access to healthcare and roll back the progress of the last eight years.  We can’t let that happen.  Many of you have already contacted Senators Corker and Alexander and shared your stories about the importance of […]

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Monday Monday…

January 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Our friends at the Tennessee Justice Center will be holding an event in Nashville to boost outreach to Sen. Alexander around the importance of the Affordable Care Act. We know over 500,000 Tennesseans have access to health insurance because  of the ACA — we can’t let them down. If you have time Monday evening at […]

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Standing Up for Victims of Medical Malpractice

While some lawmakers are supporting legislation pushed by an out-of-state special interest group that would take away the right of victims of medical malpractice to bring their case before a jury, Tennessee Citizen Action is standing up for patients. Newschannel5 reports: “We don’t believe doctors on a panel are going to be aggressive with holding […]

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Stand Strong in 2017

Friends, As we prepare for 2017, we have many fights ahead. We need to stand strong and fight hard.  We’ll be fighting aggressively for access to healthcare and to protect consumers from fraud.  Today, we’re asking for your support to help keep us fighting. We’ve set a goal of raising $1000 before the year’s end. We’re just […]

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Thank you!

  As the year comes to a close, we at Tennessee Citizen Action want to thank you for all you’ve done to move Tennessee forward this year. Just last week, during our “Week of Action,” over 2000 messages were sent to key policymakers on issues ranging from access to healthcare to protecting consumers from fraud.  […]

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Stand Up for Access to Health Care!

December 15, 2016 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Our “Week of Action” is in full force and we need to send a message to Sen. Lamar Alexander. Today, we’re asking for your help to preserve and protect healthcare for hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans.  Since the election, Congressional leaders and the President-elect have been pledging to repeal the Affordable Care Act early in 2017. […]

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Protecting Access to Healthcare

A group of 16 patient and provider organizations known as the Tennessee Patient Stability Coalition today released results of a survey about a controversial insurance practice known as non-medical switching. The coalition, of which Tennessee Citizen Action is a member, is advocating to eliminate non-medical switching for private health plans statewide. According to the results […]

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Double Your Impact — Keep the Fight Alive

This year, we’ve been fighting hard on issues ranging from healthcare security to payday lending to campaign finance transparency. We plan to keep fighting — this year and into the 2017 legislative session. And we’re pleased to have the support of activists from across the state. Now, we have a tremendous opportunity to strengthen our […]

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Rural Hospitals Struggling

July 12, 2016 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

The Tennessean reports on the struggles faced by rural hospitals in the state, especially in light of a lack of Medicaid expansion because of inaction on Insure Tennessee: Tennova Healthcare, owned by Community Health Services, announced in March that the hospital would shutter its doors in May. The company cited several issues, including structural problems with the building, […]

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A Look at the Legislature

My op-ed from today’s Tennessean on what the General Assembly accomplished (it’s not pretty) in 2016: We’ve come to understand that our state’s residents generally are safer when our General Assembly is not assembled. Things have become so laugh-to-keep-from-crying bad on Capitol Hill, it’s hard to pick just one “worst” bill of the year when […]

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