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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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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Standing Up for DACA

Tennessee Citizen Action stands in solidarity with DACA recipients in light of the Trump Administration’s recent decision to rescind the program. We echo these words from our friends at People’s Action: Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced yesterday that the Trump administration will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), leaving 800,000 young people in this […]

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Report: Tennessee Opens Door to Welcome Predatory High-Cost Installment Loans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 5, 2017 CONTACT: Andy Spears (andy@tnca.org) 615.815.4544 Stephen Rouzer (srouzer@nclc.org) 202.595.7847 Report: Tennessee Opens the Door to Welcome Predatory High-Cost Installment Loans NCLC’s 50 State Survey Finds Tennessee Lost Major Ground since 2015; Now One of the Worst in the Nation in Protecting its Citizens from Predatory Loans Updated analysis of […]

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Hold Wells Fargo Accountable

Tennessee Citizen Action joined a coalition of 33 groups led by Public Citizen and Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) today in calling on congressional committees to investigate additional deception by Wells Fargo related to insurance sales practices. The groups sent a letter outlining their concerns to the U.S. Senate Banking Committee and the U.S. House Financial Services […]

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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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An Incompetent, Unstable President MUST Resign

Yesterday, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker questioned Donald Trump’s fitness for office. Corker said Trump lacked the stability and competence to do his job. Corker went on to suggest that if Trump continues along the current path, our nation is in “great peril.” Bob Corker is right. So, the question is: What next? What do we […]

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Corker Says Trump Lacks Stability, Competence

After being repeatedly pressed to offer feedback on President Trump’s defense of Nazis and white supremacists in the wake of the Charlottesville terror attack, Senator Bob Corker today offered a strong statement regarding the President’s fitness for office. Nooga.com reporter Chloe Morrison reports: Corker warns that without President Trump grasping the full gravity of his […]

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Corker: Tough on Forrest, Soft on Trump

Two days after a group of Tennesseans joined with a handful of lawmakers to demand the removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in the State Capitol, U.S. Senator Bob Corker said he didn’t believe the monument belonged in a place of honor. The Chattanooga Times-Free Press reported on Corker’s remarks: “This is a state issue […]

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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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