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5 Things to Know About the Medicaid Block Grant Proposals

What Block Grants Are and What They Are Not Rep. Timothy Hill, R-Blountville, proposed block grant legislation (HB 1280) as an innovative way to cover more Tennesseans through the state’s Medicaid program TennCare. However, a block grant is not Medicaid expansion.  As the Tennessee General Assembly considers House Bill 1280 to apply for a block grant, it’s important to know…

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Gov. Bill Lee Misses the Mark on Mental Health

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Dr. Eric Harman, a family medicine doctor in Kingsport,  issued the following state in response to Governor Bill Lee’s State of the State address: “Many who live with mental illness are born with a genetic predisposition and others due to life circumstances or traumatic experiences. While Governor Lee is right to call…

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Dr. Harman: Let This Be The Last Hospital Closure

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Dr. Eric Harman, a family medicine physician at Mountain Region Family Medicine in Kingsport, issued the following statement after the announcement that Cumberland River Hospital will close on March 1, 2019. “Upon hearing the news of yet another hospital closure, it’s almost hard to know what to say because it’s been said…

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Dr. Phelps on Texas Judge Striking Down ACA

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. – In response to tonight’s ruling by a Texas judge that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is unconstitutional, Dr. Thomas Phelps, a family physician in Tullahoma, issued the following response: “What does Sen. Lamar Alexander have to say about this ruling? Despite voting to repeal and replace the ACA last year, he at one…

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Rep. Blackburn’s Lies on Pre-Existing Conditions

Email* Zip*PhoneEntry Date 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…

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

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 Report – Defined by Health Care: Election 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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