Statement on Senate Health Care Legislation

Statement of TNCA Executive Director Andy Spears on U.S. Senate Health Care Legislation Tennessee families and communities are better off now that the immediate threat of the Better Care Reconciliation Act is gone. Sadly, we had to depend on leadership from Senators in states like Kansas, Utah, and West Virginia as our own Senators Alexander […]

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Medicaid Not Millionaires

On the heels of a delay in the expected vote, Tennesseans, including Tennessee Citizen Action members, health care advocates and Medicaid patients this week called on Senators Alexander and Corker to reject proposals that will gut life-saving Medicaid for 74 million working families, children, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities to pay for tax breaks for […]

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Dads: Don’t Leave Our Kids Behind

June 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Sunday was Father’s Day and Tennessee dads took the opportunity to stand up and speak out about the importance of access to affordable health care for their children. Iraq War veteran Joe Manes had this to say: On Father’s Day, I hope our politicians will think about all of the fathers whose children will be […]

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It’s Go Time!

June 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

From our friends at Tennessee Justice Center — the time to make calls on health care is NOW! We need to make sure Senators Alexander and Corker hear from us, now. The Senate is very close to repealing the ACA and gutting Medicaid. Even if you’ve called before, it’s urgent to call again.   Join […]

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Your Voice is Needed to STOP TRUMPCARE!

May 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

From our friends at Nashville Indivisible: GOP leaders in the House are making their move to push through Trumpcare, by repealing the Affordable Care Act and throwing more than 24 million Americans off their health insurance. No vote has been officially scheduled as of Monday morning, but top Trump advisors Reince Priebus and Gary Cohn […]

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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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TrumpCare Fails! Tennesseans Win!

March 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

You did it! Your calls, emails, and rallies made the difference. Paul Ryan and Donald Trump pulled their disastrous healthcare bill from the House floor today — Paul Ryan said: “Obamacare is the law of the land.” Our friends at the Tennessee Justice Center put it this way: It is hard to understate what a […]

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Keep the Fight Alive — and #KilltheBill

March 24, 2017 by  
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Our friends at Tennessee Justice Center have a few key words of encouragement as the fight to protect our health care and defeat TrumpCare heads into the final hours today. Take action NOW! This is a fight we can and must win! Here’s what Tennessee Justice Center has to say: As we enter into the […]

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We Can Win the Healthcare Fight!

March 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Today is the day! Leadership in the House of Representatives has set today as the day to vote for the TrumpCare bill — a bill that would mean 14 million Americans lose health insurance by 2018 and 24 million by 2026. A bill that would mean loss of coverage for 526,000 Tennesseans. A bill that […]

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Dear Senators: NO TrumpCare!

March 21, 2017 by  
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Today in Nashville, around 50 citizen activists gathered outside the offices of Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker to expression opposition to TrumpCare. Those in attendance spoke out about the negative impacts of the TrumpCare plan moving rapidly through the house, including the loss of health insurance for more than 500,000 Tennesseans. A staff member […]

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