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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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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The Big Picture: Grants, Giveaways, Cuts & Sacrifices

The Big Picture in Tennessee State Government: grants & giveaways for corporations, cuts & sacrifices for working folks. The conservative majority in the Tennessee Legislature want to “slash dependent benefits for unemployed Tennesseans and starve poor kids who don’t get good grades in public schools while the Governor appropriates funds to increase the amount of cash giveaways to corporations looking to […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Governor Haslam’s Answer Is Yet Another Non-Answer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    April 3, 2013  Contact: Mary Mancini 615-736-6040 mary@tnca.org GOVERNOR’S ANSWER ON MISMANAGEMENT WITHIN DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT IS YET ANOTHER NON-ANSWER Nashville, Tenn. (April 3, 2013) – Yesterday, in response to the call […]

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Citizen Action to Governor Haslam: Delay Workers’ Comp Changes Until You Fix Gross Mismanagement WIthin Department of Labor

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is pushing changes to workers’ comp that will take workers’ comp claims out of the impartial court system and put them directly under the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Introduced in the General Assembly as HB194 & SB200, the changes would create a brand new agency under the Department of Labor and […]

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A Secret Plan to (NOT) Expand Medicaid

March 28, 2013 by  
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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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Rally to Protect TN Workers Injured on the Job

This afternoon, Tennesseans rallied at the state capitol (see pictures below) to urge Governor Bill Haslam to stop his push through the legislature for changes that will gut workers’ comp in TN as we know it. The changes will hurt working men and women injured on the job by reducing insurance payouts drastically. And if […]

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Not Fair, Not Helpful, Not Reform, Not Relief – Legislative Update, Friday, February 1, 2013

TENNESSEE CITIZEN ACTION LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013 THEY’RE BAAAAAAAAACK…The Tennessee State Legislature started back in earnest this week, kicked off by Governor Bill Haslam’s State of the State address on Monday night. And while we’re all smacking our foreheads and working hard to fight back against the antics of certain state senator from Knoxville (Will someone please tell him […]

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