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Health Care Repeal is on the Ballot

October 17, 2018

ADMITTED AGAIN: McConnell Blows Cover on GOP Plan to Repeal Pre-existing Conditions Protections After Midterms “All the crocodile tears from Republicans on the campaign trail about helping people with pre-existing conditions are indeed a ‘crock’ — their leader just said so,” said Brad Woodhouse, executive director of Protect Our Care.   Nashville, TN – Senate…

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New Report – Defined by Health Care: Election 2018

October 15, 2018

NEW REPORT – Defined by Health Care: Election 2018 New Report from Protect Our Care Finds that Health Care is the Most Important Issue for Voters in the 2018 Election Cycle   Nashville, TN – In a new report released today, Protect Our Care analyzes polling, public data, advertising spending, candidate statements and more to…

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Tennessee Gubernatorial Candidates Address Tennessee Veteran and Terminal Cancer Patient, Kelly Gregory, During Debate

October 13, 2018

This is Her Response NASHVILLE, Tenn. – During tonight’s Tennessee Gubernatorial debate, the moderator asked each candidate what they would say to Kelly Gregory, a terminal cancer patient and U.S. Army veteran calling for Medicaid expansion. Gregory issued the following statement in response to their answers: “I pray to be the last person to die…

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It’s Time to Come Clean: Blackburn Lies About Her Record On Pre-Existing Conditions During Senate Debate

October 11, 2018

It’s Time to Come Clean: Blackburn Lies About Her Record On Pre-Existing Conditions During Senate Debate   (Tullahoma, TN) – In response to last night’s Senate debate between Marsha Blackburn and Phil Bredesen, Protect My Care issued the following statement from Dr. Thomas Phelps, a family medicine doctor in Tullahoma: “Representative Marsha Blackburn wants to…

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Nashville Patients and Providers Call Out Rep. Blackburn’s Health Care Record

October 11, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2018 Contact: Sloan Toler / 601.497.7360 / sloan@forwardtn.org   Nashville Patients and Providers Call Out Rep. Blackburn’s Health Care Record Blackburn’s Vote History Contradicts Claims She Supports Pre-Existing Condition Protections   Nashville, TN – Earlier today, patients and providers hosted a press conference in front of Nashville General Hospital to reaffirm their support…

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Republicans Vote Against Protecting 2.7 Million Tennesseans Living with Pre-Existing Conditions

October 11, 2018

Republicans Vote Against Protecting 2.7 Million Tennesseans Living with Pre-Existing Conditions Corker, Alexander Wrong on Baldwin Resolution Blackburn Still Refusing to Sign Onto Rosen Resolution   Nashville, TN – Congressional Republicans have once again refused to stand up and protect Tennesseans with pre-existing conditions. Yesterday, Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander voted against Senator Tammy Baldwin…

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Trump Wants to Veto, Not Strengthen Pre-Existing Condition Protections

October 10, 2018

Of Course Trump’s First Veto Threat Would Gut Pre-existing Conditions Protections–He’s Been Attacking Health Care Since Day One   Nashville, Tenn. – Upon President Trump’s first-ever veto threat of Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)’s resolution to block insurers from selling short-term, junk insurance plans, Leslie Dach, chair of Protect Our Care, issued the following statement: “Trump’s…

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Blackburn-Bredesen Debate: With Blackburn’s Abysmal Record on Health Care, Will She Try to “Shake It Off”?

October 10, 2018

Blackburn-Bredesen Debate With Blackburn’s Abysmal Record on Health Care, Will She Try to “Shake It Off”? Nashville, Tenn. – The debate today between Marsha Blackburn and Phil Bredesen will make it very clear to voters where they stand on key issues, including health care. Health care remains among the top issues in the state, as 2,718,800…

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Short-Term “Junk Plans” Are a Threat to Millions

October 9, 2018

“A Threat to Many Millions” Those Who Know Best Say Trump’s Junk Plans are the Worst   On the eve of Senate Democrats beginning work to force a vote to overturn Trump’s junk plans expansion, America’s leading health care providers and advocates filed amicus briefs in support of the plaintiffs who sued last month to…

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ICYMI: “You can save a lot of money on health insurance, but should you?”

October 8, 2018

In Case You Missed It: You can save a lot of money on health insurance, but should you?   A new CNBC article warns consumers that while short-term health plans are sold as an opportunity to save on health insurance, these plans offer extremely limited coverage and a “false sense of security.” The full article…

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