Reject the Trump Tax Turkey

For Immediate Release Date: November 21, 2017 Contact: Andy Spears, 615.815.4544 or andy@tnca.org     Tennesseans Say “No Thanks” to Tax Proposal that Guts Medicaid and adds to Deficit to Pay for Massive Corporate Tax Giveaway   Current Tax Bill Leaves 13 Million Uninsured, Raises Premiums and Raises Taxes on Working Families to Give Permanent […]

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Veterans Groups Urge Veto of Anti-Consumer Legislation

Last week, Senators Alexander and Corker voted in favor of legislation overturning a key consumer protection governing financial transactions. If signed into law, this will mean companies like Equifax and Wells Fargo can harm and defraud consumers with little recourse. Today, the United Veterans Council added its voice to a number of Veterans Groups calling […]

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TNCA Applauds Federal Action on Payday Predators

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a rule with protections that will reduce the harms of short-term payday and car-title lending to Tennessee families. Tennessee Citizen Action welcomes this action and calls on Tennessee lawmakers to pass an interest rate cap of 36% or lower for both short-term and long-term payday loans, a […]

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Health Care in the Trump Era: What’s Next?

After months of fighting over repeal of the Affordable Care Act and last month’s Senate vote against TrumpCare, what’s next? We’re proud to host Dr. Carol Paris, President of Physicians for a National Health Program, for a presentation and discussion of single-payer healthcare. August 17th, 2017 at 6:30 PM SEIU Local 205, 521 Central Ave., […]

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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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