Speaking Up for the Uninsured

November 11, 2015 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

The Jackson Sun has the story of healthcare providers speaking up for the needs of the uninsured as Tennessee policymakers continue to wrestle with the fate of Insure Tennessee. Family Nurse Practitioner Charles Ricard spoke of the need to provide access to care for the chronically ill: “Chronic diseases are the things that consume a […]

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A Long Walk for Healthcare

In yesterday’s Tennessean, there’s a compelling story about the ongoing fight to expand Medicaid in our state. The story details the efforts of 20-year-old Fisk student Justin Jones to bring attention to the need for Insure Tennessee. Here’s an excerpt: Justin Jones, a 20-year-old Fisk University student, is walking 273 miles from a town in North Carolina […]

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Thanks to Senators Alexander, Corker for Supporting CHIP

Last night, the Senate passed a two-year extension of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker both voted in favor of this important funding extension. We appreciate the affirmative votes of our two Senators on this fundamental health security legislation.  The extension passed with bipartisan support.  We are happy to […]

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Insure TN: Bring it to a Vote!

This week, after winning two key committee votes, Insure TN — the Governor’s plan to expand Medicaid to some 280,000 Tennesseans — was rejected in the Senate Commerce Committee. While the bill has twice met an untimely defeat, there’s one last chance to revive the plan and improve the health security of Tennessee families. Legislative […]

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Conflicted Senator Green Should Resign from Commerce Committee

 Today, we’re calling on Senator Mark Green to resign from the Senate Commerce Committee: If Sen. Mark Green can’t vote on matters pertaining to health insurance, he doesn’t belong on the Senate Commerce and Insurance Committee and should resign, Tennessee Citizen Action Executive Director Andy Spears said. “We’re talking about issues that impact the health […]

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Insure TN: The Time is NOW!

Tonight, Governor Haslam will lay out the details of his Insure TN plan – a plan to provide access to affordable health insurance to some 200,000 Tennesseans by expanding Medicaid. The legislature is slated to act this week on the proposal. Your action now can make a difference. Here are some highlights of the plan: […]

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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  
Filed under Healthcare, Recent Blog Posts

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  
Filed under Healthcare, Recent Blog Posts

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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