Who Profits When You Get Sick?

August 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

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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Senators Alexander and Corker Should Fight to Protect Medicare and Medicaid

With Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker back in Tennessee for August recess, Tennessee Citizen Action kept the pressure on elected officials to protect Medicaid by highlighting renewed attacks on the program in Speaker Ryan’s federal budget resolution. Proposed cuts would not only hurt families across generations, but have an especially devastating impact on seniors, […]

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Healthcare: People Over Profits!

August 8, 2017 by  
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A message from our friends at People’s Action: Drug corporations are at it again. They’re lobbying Congress for more monopoly power over medications to treat rare diseases. A year’s treatment can cost people more than a house. In 1983, Congress passed a law aimed at spurring innovation for drugs that treat rare diseases, offering tax […]

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Health Care in the Trump Era: What’s Next?

After months of fighting over repeal of the Affordable Care Act and last month’s Senate vote against TrumpCare, what’s next? We’re proud to host Dr. Carol Paris, President of Physicians for a National Health Program, for a presentation and discussion of single-payer healthcare. August 17th, 2017 at 6:30 PM SEIU Local 205, 521 Central Ave., […]

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Corker, Alexander Vote to Cut Healthcare, Give Tax Breaks to Rich and Corporations

Following U.S. Senate votes this week to repeal the Affordable Care Act and ahead of Sunday’s 52nd anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare this weekend, Tennesseans including Tennessee Citizen Action members, gathered to hold Senators Alexander and Corker accountable for their efforts to strip health care from millions of American families, including as many as 251,000 […]

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Statement on TrumpCare Vote

Tennesseans and all Americans won a major victory early this morning as the final version of TrumpCare was defeated by a vote of 51-49. This means we can preserve the healthcare gains of the past seven years and begin moving forward — expanding access to coverage and getting a handle on cost. The TrumpCare legislation […]

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Lamar’s Lost His Way

Here’s what our senior Senator has to say about the latest healthcare craze: Skinny Repeal. Senator Lamar Alexander said the skinny bill itself “is not a solution” to resolving what he sees as the problems with Obamacare. But he urged fellow Republican senators to pass it in order to set up a committee of House […]

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Don’t Get Distracted

July 27, 2017 by  
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An important message from our friends at Tennessee Justice Center: If the dizzying speed of health care policy votes has left you confused, here’s what you need to know. On Tuesday in the early afternoon, the Senate secured the votes that it needed to pass the Motion to Proceed. This vote began debate on the […]

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“Skinny Repeal”

July 27, 2017 by  
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What is all this talk of “Skinny Repeal?” It’s bad news, plain and simple. Our friends at People’s Action explain a bit — and offer ideas on what YOU can do to make a difference. The news reports on the health care repeal are coming fast. But there’s only one story: GOP leaders want to […]

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What’s Next on Healthcare?

July 26, 2017 by  
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Our Senators — Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander — joined a slim majority to move forward on efforts to strip healthcare from 15 – 30 million Americans. Now, there’s Senate debate. What does that mean? What can you do? Keila Franks from Tennessee Justice Center explains: Right now, the Senate is debating various proposals to […]

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