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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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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Standing up for Truth

Last week, we joined with Nashville Indivisible to demonstrate outside an event featuring Congressman Marsha Blackburn and Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway. The message: It’s time for the truth. No more alternative facts. No more secrets and games on health care. Tell the truth. Here’s a bit of the coverage: A group marched through downtown Nashville […]

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NO MORE SECRETS!

Our friends at Tennessee Justice Center have an important message about the AHCA: A working group of 13 male Senators is meeting right now to determine the future of health care in the United States. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) is not going through the normal legislative channels. There are no committee hearings, no input […]

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Taxing the Sick and the Old

That’s the American Health Care Act (AHCA) — the one that passed the House and is now headed to the Senate. The one Senator Lamar Alexander, as Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee is uniquely positioned to stop. More on the “old age” tax from Public News Service: Analysts predict insurance […]

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Can You Hear Us Now?

May 15, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

From our friends at Moral Movement TN: On May 4th, the House of Representatives passed the American Healthcare Act. The AHCA slashes Medicaid funding by $880 billion and increases the number of uninsured Americans by 24 million. AHCA also eliminates protections for those with pre-existing conditions and effectively ends a nationwide ban on annual and […]

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TODAY at NOON

A chance to take action on health care: Mother’s Day with Senators Alexander and Corker Press Event When:  Friday, May 12 @ 12p Where:  3322 West End Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37203 What: There’s no better Mother’s Day present than the assurance of good health care. Nashville moms will go to Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator Bob […]

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Barriers to Action

May 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Yesterday, we told you about opportunities to take action on health care at the offices of Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker in Nashville. Today, as groups of citizens went to visit Senate staffers to express support for access to affordable healthcare, they were greeted with barriers to entry:   Senators Alexander and Corker have […]

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Opportunities for Action on Health Care

May 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Now that the American Health Care Act (AHCA) has passed the House, it is critical that Senators Alexander and Corker hear from us on the importance of access to affordable health care. Here are some opportunities to make your voices heard this week: Tuesday, May 9, 12:30 p.m. Corner of West End Ave. & Murphy […]

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Call Senators Corker and Alexander Today!

From our friends at Tennessee Justice Center: Our members of Congress and President Trump promised to protect our health coverage, making it better and more affordable for everyone. Today, the House of Representatives betrayed us and went back on their promises when they passed the immoral American Health Care Act. Now the bill moves to […]

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