Save My Care Bus Stops in Nashville

February 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Despite the fact that Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander have not scheduled any recess Town Halls, hundreds of Tennesseans showed up at Centennial Park in Nashville on Wednesday to urge the two lawmakers to work to protect access to affordable healthcare. Specifically, those in attendance were asking for preservation of the Affordable Care Act. […]

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Our Tuesday Town Hall

Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker failed to schedule any town halls to engage directly with constituents during the congressional recess, so we brought the town hall to their Nashville offices today. Most of the 75 citizen activists in attendance were told that no staff were available to meet, but a handful were able to […]

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Tennesseans Deserve Reliable Coverage

February 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues

Tennessee Citizen Action is pleased to be a part of the Tennessee Patient Stability Coalition — a group supporting reliable access to effective medication. We’ve joined with groups from across Tennessee to support the “Reliable Coverage Act” this legislative session. Here’s a press release with more details: An unexpected denial letter in the mail, a […]

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Statement on Confirmation of Tom Price

Statement of Tennessee Citizen Action Executive Director Andy Spears on the confirmation of Tom Price as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker voted yesterday to confirm Congressman Tom Price as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Voting to confirm Price at HHS is […]

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Resisting the Worst of Trump’s Cabinet

January 25, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

From Fox 17 in Nashville:   Protesters told Fox 17 they were most concerned over the president’s selections of Betsy DeVos for the head of the Department of Education and Tom Price for the Department of Health and Human Services. They held signs and lead the crowd in intermittent cheers of “repair not repeal.” Andy […]

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Citizen Activists Express Opposition to ACA Repeal

Today in Nashville, citizen activists from Tennessee Citizen Action, Nashville Indivisible, and MoveOn joined together at the office of Sen. Lamar Alexander to express opposition to Tom Price as Secretary of HHS and to oppose repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Over 100 people attended the event, with approximately 30 allowed into the office for […]

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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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