Grim Reaper Exposes Reality of Health Care Bill

Tennesseans Urge Senate to Put Families’ Health Care First, Not Tax Breaks for the Rich and Corporations   National Day of Action Calls Attention to Winners and Losers in GOP Repeal Effort   Tennesseans including Tennessee Citizen Action members, health care advocates and people potentially impacted by Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act […]

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Payday Loans Called “Ridiculous”

That’s the statement from Chattanooga City Council member Carol Berz after that city’s Mayor’s Council on Women released a study on payday lending. Here’s more from the Chattanooga Times-Free Press: In a new assessment of short-term payday loans, the Chattanooga Mayor’s Council on Women said such loans cost borrowers too much, are too frequently rolled […]

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Taking Health Care from Millions, Giving Tax Breaks to the Rich

Below is a statement from Andy Spears, Executive Director of Tennessee Citizen Action, on the House vote to pass the American Health Care Act:   “Today’s vote is a shameful display of partisan politics at its worst. Despite unprecedented outrage from constituents, House Republicans voted to take health care away from 500,000 Tennesseans, abandon Americans […]

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Statement from HCAN on New ACA Repeal Effort

The following statement comes from our partners at Health Care for America Now (HCAN): The following is a statement by Margarida Jorge and Ethan Rome, co-directors of Health Care for America Now (HCAN), in response to a new health care amendment negotiated between House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Tuesday Group co-chairman Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) to repeal […]

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Tax Day Report Shows Impact of ACA Repeal on Tennesseans

   New Tax Day Report Shows How Republican Repeal of ACA Gives $600 billion in Tax Breaks To the Wealthy and Big Corporations While Cutting Health Care for Everyone Else    In Tennessee, more than 251,000 will lose coverage while the richest 1% will get a tax cut of $12,740 Insurance and Big RX Companies […]

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Remarks at Nashville Tax Rally

I was honored to speak at the Nashville Tax Rally on Saturday, April 15th and join in solidarity with more than 150 groups around the country demanding transparency and accountability from President Trump. Here are my remarks as prepared: Thank you for coming out today and standing up to the Trump agenda. I’m Andy Spears, […]

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Ford Recall Highlights Need for Lara’s Law

Ford announced today a recall of nearly 600,000 cars due to two different safety concerns. WSMV reports: Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly. While it is distressing to know your car could cause a […]

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Senate Committee Refuses to Hear Life-Saving “Lara’s Law”

 (Nashville, TN) – Members of the Senate Transportation Committee yesterday refused to even discuss legislation that would protect consumers from purchasing unsafe cars. Senator Mark Green of Clarksville presented Senate Bill 813 known as “Lara’s Law” to the committee for consideration. While Senator Jeff Yarbro of Nashville made a motion to consider the bill, the […]

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Diane Black Celebrates While Millions Stand to Lose Health Insurance

As the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released analysis indicating 14 million Americans would lose health insurance under TrumpCare in the first phase and 24 million fewer Americans would have insurance by 2026, House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black, who represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District, sent out a celebratory press release. The CBO analysis also indicated […]

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Tell Diane Black: Protect TN Families

As Congressional Leadership advances legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Diane Black of Tennessee’s 6th District is uniquely positioned to stop this dangerous legislation. Black serves as Chair of the House Budget Committee — the next stop in the path of the Paul Ryan/TrumpCare bill. It’s time to tell Diane Black to stand […]

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