Haslam Concerned About Senate Health Bill

On a day when rural health advocates brought tractors to Nashville to highlight the damage TrumpCare would do to Tennessee’s rural communities and just one day after receiving a letter from Tennessee Citizen Action asking for his position on the Senate healthcare bill, Governor Bill Haslam expressed concerns about the legislation. The Tennessean reports: “Our […]

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A Letter for Governor Haslam

July 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

We sent Governor Haslam a letter on healthcare: Dear Governor Haslam:   On behalf of Tennessee Citizen Action’s members and supporters, I write to ask a question on the minds of citizens across the state of Tennessee: Where do you stand on federal health care reform? Specifically, what is your position on the House-passed AHCA […]

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Where in the World is TN’s Insurance Commissioner?

While Tennessee consumers face the highest health insurance rate increases in the country, the Insurance Commissioner who approved those increases is taking industry-funded trips to Bermuda and Puerto Rico. That’s just not right. Newschannel5 reports: Critics say Tennessee’s insurance commissioner spends way too much time away from her office, working with other state regulators and […]

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Haslam Needs a Push on Insure Tennessee

March 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

After Congress failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act last week, some are asking if Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee General Assembly will revisit Insure Tennessee. Insure Tennessee is Haslam’s plan to expand healthcare coverage to nearly 300,000 Tennesseans. While states that have used the ACA to expand access to coverage like Kentucky and […]

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Of Shoes and InsureTN

April 6, 2016 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

WPLN reports that InsureTN activists are turning to shoes to make a point about the need for a floor vote on the Medicaid expansion measure: Supporters of Gov. Bill Haslam’s Medicaid expansion proposal barricaded the entrance to a prominent lawmaker’s office Tuesday, using a pile of shoes. The message to House Speaker Beth Harwell was […]

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Miscarriage of Justice Act Deemed Unconstitutional

Back in 2011, we told you all about Governor Bill Haslam’s “Miscarriage of Justice Act” — legislation that placed caps on damages in most personal injury and medical malpractice cases. We told you then that if the bill became law, hard working Tennesseans would be punished by a system that placed an arbitrary dollar value on a person’s […]

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Medicaid Expansion in Tennessee: Saving Money and Saving Lives

September 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Recent Blog Posts

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TN Citizen Action Statement on Passage of Workers’ Comp Bill – “We promise.”

TENNESSEE CITIZEN ACTION RELEASES STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF HB194, WORKERS’ COMP BILL “We promise.” Nashville, Tenn. (April 11, 2013) – Mary Mancini, executive director of Tennessee Citizen Action, issued the following statement on House passage of HB194: “With passage of this bill that guts workers’ comp as we know it by drastically cutting insurance […]

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TN Citizen Action Calls Governor’s Response “Bizarre,” Urges Action by State House

In response to today’s Tennessean story – you know, the one where the Governor’s spokesperson says that the Governor’s proposal to move the workers’ compensation to the Departement of Labor and Workforce Development and the problems in the labor department were unrelated? – TN Citizen Action executive director Mary Mancini released the following statement (pasted below). […]

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PLEASE SHARE: The Big Picture in TN – Waste, Abuse & Mismanagement

THE TRUTH ABOUT TENNESSEE STATE GOVERNMENT This week we’re starting off with a request – please share this short but time-sensitive email with as many of your friends, family, co-wokers across the state as you can. It’s beyond time to tell the truth about what’s happening in Tennessee state government! WASTE, ABUSE & MISMANAGMENT This week findings of the State […]

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