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Rep. Blackburn’s Lies on Pre-Existing Conditions

November 1, 2018

Rep. Blackburn: The Lies She’s Told Marsha Blackburn Keeps the Lies Coming About Standing Up for Pre-Existing Conditions In the final sprint to Election Day, Marsha Blackburn has kept up the lies that she stood up to protect the 2,718,800 Tennesseans living with a pre-existing condition. Blackburn’s Lies: Blackburn:  “Every Plan That I Have Voted…

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As Two More Tennessee Hospitals Close, Blackburn Continues Health Care Repeal-and-Sabotage Campaign

October 26, 2018

Nashville, TN – Tennova Healthcare announced it plans to close two hospitals by the end of the year – one in North Knoxville, and one in Morristown. Meanwhile, Rep. Marsha Blackburn continues to help lead the charge in the GOP’s health care repeal and sabotage campaign, which has left hospitals less financially sustainable and made…

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REPORT: 15 Million Americans will Lose Coverage if ACA Lawsuit Succeeds

October 25, 2018

REPORT: 15 Million Americans will Lose Coverage if Slatery-Trump Lawsuit Succeeds Rep. Blackburn Refuses to Stand Up for Tennesseans with Pre-Existing Conditions Facing Spiked Premiums or Loss of Coverage Nashville, Tenn. – A new report released by Congressional Democrats details just how disastrous the Texas v. Azar lawsuit led by Attorney General Slatery and 19 other…

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NEW STUDY: Health Security of Millions Would Be In Jeopardy If GOP Guts Pre-Existing Conditions Protections

October 25, 2018

NEW STUDY: Health Security of Millions Would Be In Jeopardy If GOP Guts Pre-Existing Conditions Protections 102 Million Americans Could Face Higher Costs (Nashville, TN) – A new study from Avalere Health warns that the 102 million Americans with pre-existing conditions who are not enrolled in Medicaid or Medicare would be put at serious risk…

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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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