CONSUMER ALERT! TN DR’s Profiles Missing Crucial Information

TNCA CONSUMER ALERT!   This week, NewsChannel 5’s Jennifer Kraus reported that the Tennessee Health Department and Medical Licensing Board is failing to follow state law and inform the public of any disciplinary or adverse action taken against a doctor on the state’s website.   Under Tennessee’s Health Care Right-To-Know Act, doctors are required to […]

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TN Legislature Introduces A.C.A Blocking Bill

January 16, 2014 by  
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Tennessee State Legislature introduces new legislation banning the implementation of the A.C.A. Below, is the link to the bill and it’s co-sponsors, it’s an ongoing process. More to come. http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB1680 Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Medicaid Expansion in Tennessee: Saving Money and Saving Lives

September 5, 2013 by  
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By Daniel Horwitz In deciding whether or not to expand Medicaid coverage here in Tennessee, Governor Haslam faces a simple choice: accept $10.5 billion in Federal funds over the next six years to provide health insurance for an additional 331,000 Tennesseans, or continue to force our poorest neighbors to get their healthcare in emergency rooms. […]

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A Secret Plan to (NOT) Expand Medicaid

March 28, 2013 by  
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In a bizarre and hastily put together speech to the General Assembly yesterday, Governor Haslam announced that he would reject the federal government’s offer to pay for hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans without health care coverage to, you know, get health care coverage. He said that he would instead continue to work on an “alternative […]

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Not Fair, Not Helpful, Not Reform, Not Relief – Legislative Update, Friday, February 1, 2013

TENNESSEE CITIZEN ACTION LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013 THEY’RE BAAAAAAAAACK…The Tennessee State Legislature started back in earnest this week, kicked off by Governor Bill Haslam’s State of the State address on Monday night. And while we’re all smacking our foreheads and working hard to fight back against the antics of certain state senator from Knoxville (Will someone please tell him […]

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No Budget, No Pay? We have a Better Idea.

After we sent out our statement about Congressman Diane Black, et al. 31st attempt to repeal health care reform we got a message back from one of our members with a great idea. He wrote: I’m sure you have seen some of Diane Black’s re-election commercials, especially the one touting her “No Budget, No Pay” bill. Since she is […]

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Seriously? 31 Times?

July 11, 2012 by  
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For the 31st time, conservatives try to repeal health care for all. For the 31st time, they fail. Seriously? Scott Desjarlais (R, TN-04) and Diane Black (R, TN-06) and Phil Roe (R, TN-01) and John Duncan, Jr. (R, TN-02) and Chuck Fleischmann (R, TN-03) and Marsha Blackburn (T, TN-07) and Stephen Fincher (R, TN-08)? Your latest attempt to […]

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Justice for Consumers FTW!

The Affordable Care Act already benefits more than 100 million people including thousands of seniors, small businesses, women and children in Tennessee. Today’s announcement signals an end to constitutional debates and finally allows us all to move forward so Tennesseans can get the quality, affordable health care we need. The decision also means relief and […]

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SCOTUS Health Care Ruling Rally & Press Conference

June 27, 2012 by  
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EDITED TO ADD: Yesterday this was a rally and press conference. Today, it’s a CELEBRATION!!! Celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act! Congratulations to ALL who stood up for affordable and accessible health care for so long. We’ve come a long way, baby!!! Please join Tennessee Health Care Campaign, Tennessee Justice Center, Tennessee Disability Coalition, Tennessee […]

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Control Spending with Care: “Federal Budget Cuts Will Have Ripple Effect”

Carol Westlake, Executive Director of the Tennessee Disability Coalition, represents the Coalition to Control Spending with Care on Channel 5. Dylan Brown is a patient who could be affected if Medicare spending is targeted for cuts. Watch the video: Westlake said in the past patients who cost the most typically endure some of the cuts […]

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