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New Poll: 71% of Tennessee Voters Say that Health Care is a Top Issue

March 21, 2018

(Nashville, Tennessee) – Public Policy Polling put out a new survey today breaking down just how important health care is to Tennesseans ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. The survey found that 71% of Tennessee voters consider health care a top voting issue – with 31% saying that health care is the most important issue…

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Consumers Praise Lower Insurance Costs and Financial Protections Under ACA

March 21, 2018

(Nashville, TN) – Protect Our Care released a fact sheet this morning outlining the lower insurance costs and financial protections provided under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this morning. Health care consumers and patients are celebrating the passage of the law this week – with the official eight year anniversary falling on Friday, March 23.…

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Trump Attacks on Women’s Health

March 7, 2018

From restricting women’s access to family planning services to allowing insurance companies to change women more than men for health insurance, the Trump Administration has tirelessly attacked women’s health. During Protect Women’s Care Week of Action, Americans are demanding an end to President Trump’s war on women’s health. Here are the top 11 ways Trump…

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President Trump Ignores Health Care Damage Caused By Year of Sabotage in 2018 State of the Union

January 30, 2018

Washington, DC – In response to tonight’s State of the Union address, during which President Donald Trump falsely claimed to have repealed the Affordable Care Act, duplicitously claimed he is working to end the opioid crisis, and ignored the fact that under his watch, millions of Americans have lost coverage and millions more are facing…

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FACT CHECK: TRUMP’S MASSIVE FAILURE TO ADDRESS THE OPIOID CRISIS

January 30, 2018

Officer Ryan Holets is a true role model, one of the many dedicated Americans who work hard every day to fight our nation’s raging opioid crisis. Sadly, President Trump is not among them. For those Americans who had hoped that Trump might address this raging epidemic with the urgency it deserves, tonight’s hollow words echo…

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FACT CHECK: PRESIDENT TRUMP DOUBLES DOWN ON HIS WAR ON HEALTH CARE IN STATE OF THE UNION

January 30, 2018

During his State of the Union address, President Trump doubled down on the war on health care his administration and his Republican allies in Congress waged last year, saying he “repealed the core of disastrous Obamacare.” These relentless attacks and sabotage of our health care have real consequences for people across the country. Enough is…

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LEADING HEALTH CARE EXPERTS DENOUNCE GRAHAM-CASSIDY

September 24, 2017

AMA, AHA, AHIP, Others Call For “Real, Bipartisan Solutions” (Nashville, TN) – This weekend, a coalition of America’s top health care provider advocacy groups and insurance groups strongly urged the Senate to reject the Graham-Cassidy health care repeal bill. In a joint statement released Saturday, the coalition states, “While we sometimes disagree on important issues…

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LATEST GOP ATTEMPT TO REPEAL HEALTH CARE WOULD SPELL DISASTER FOR VETERANS AND THE VA

September 19, 2017

The RAND corporation has released a new study outlining the devastating impact that the latest GOP attempt to repeal health care would have on veterans. The research shows that the ACA drastically increased health coverage among non-elderly veterans–by about 36 percent. The newfound health coverage enjoyed by those thousands of veterans is now in jeopardy…

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BREAKING NEWS: New GOP Bill Eliminates Protections For People With Pre-Existing Conditions

September 19, 2017

Repeal Bill Would Leave Many Without Essential Health Benefits Coverage and Charge More for People with Pre-Existing Conditions A new analysis from the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities (CBPP) exposes an obscure provision within the GOP’s new health care repeal bill that would allow states to waive core protections for people with pre-existing conditions.…

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Sixteen Patient and Provider Advocacy Groups Slam Graham-Cassidy Health Care Repeal Bill

September 19, 2017

Today, sixteen advocacy groups representing the foremost leaders in the health industry released a joint statement condemning the secret, partisan Graham-Cassidy health care repeal bill and urging Senators to oppose the legislation. The groups oppose the plan because of its negative impacts on “patients’ access to adequate and affordable health coverage and care.” They cite…

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