Trump’s Health Care Sabotage

October 15, 2017 by  
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Our friends at Tennessee Justice Center explain what’s happening with President Trump’s attempts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act: This is what’s happened in the past couple days, and what it means: Cost-Sharing Reductions: President Trump announced plans to end payments to insurers to reimburse them for cost-sharing reductions (CSRs), which total around $7 billion annually. […]

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Sabotage!

October 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Yep, Donald Trump couldn’t get ACA repeal passed through the Senate thanks to strong resistance from voters across America. Now, he’s using Executive Orders to sabotage the system. It’s time for Senators Alexander and Corker to stand up to President Trump and fight for Tennessee families. Here’s more from our friends at Health Care for […]

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After Graham-Cassidy

September 29, 2017 by  
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Now that the fight against Zombie TrumpCare, this time in the form of the Graham-Cassidy bill, is over, it’s time for our lawmakers to get to work. Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee chairs the HELP Committee — the committee with jurisdiction over healthcare issues. He says he’s resuming bipartisan talks with Senator Patty Murray of […]

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Healthcare Community Opposes Graham-Cassidy

September 25, 2017 by  
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While Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam heaps praise on the devastating Graham-Cassidy healthcare legislation, a broad cross-section of the healthcare community — providers, insurers, and hospitals — all oppose it. Here’s more: The following statement was jointly released on September 23, 2017 by the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Hospital Association, Federation […]

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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  
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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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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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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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Beyond ACA: Next Steps in Healthcare

August 23, 2017 by  
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The Senate will return from August recess after Labor Day and Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander has promised that his HELP (Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions) Committee will be holding hearings on next steps in the healthcare debate. In preparation for these hearings, Tennessee Citizen Action hosted Dr. Carol Paris, President of Physicians for a National Healthcare […]

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Who Profits When You Get Sick?

August 11, 2017 by  
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A message from our friends at People’s Action: Robert Coury, the Chairman of the drug corporation Mylan, made $97.6 million dollars last year. In 2016, Mylan came under fire after it was revealed that it had hiked the price of EpiPens from $57 to $608 in recent years. Not only that, Mylan settled with the […]

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