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Amber of Memphis, TN

December 14, 2016

Amber of Memphis, TN writes: I am a native of East Memphis  and grew up in a single parent home with my twin sister. I graduated from UT Martin last year with a degree in political science and will be starting law school next August. Being able to stay on my mother’s insurance until I’m…

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Renee of Memphis, TN

December 14, 2016

Renee of Memphis, TN writes: I am a long time community member in Memphis, am married and have raised a family here. On May 28, 2003, I was terminated from my job of 9 years. I was the person who carried the insurance for my family and therefore, my family lost their insurance that day…

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EVERLENA of Chattanooga, TN

December 12, 2016

EVERLENA of Chattanooga, TN writes: As a community leader,  since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, roughly 20 million uninsured Americans have gained health insurance, and has brought the national uninsured rate to an all-time low of 8.6 percent.  Regardless of the changes in the upcoming administration in January 2017, Hamilton County…

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Jackie of Ooltewah, TN

December 12, 2016

Jackie of Ooltewah, TN writes: I’ve lived in Chattanooga since 2000.  My husband and I own a marketing company, Riverworks Marketing, with 12 employees.   The company was started in 2006.   My husband joined forced with me in 2009 and we have been thriving ever since. We currently live in Ooltewah and are providing…

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Irene of Chattanooga, TN

December 12, 2016

Irene of Chattanooga, TN writes: I am an older American on Medicare. I have many friends that now have healthcare coverage because of the Affordable Health Care Act.  I am a community leader and I feel that both will be privatized by the new administration. Eliminating these 2 health care programs will surely bring chaos…

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Kellie of Knoxville, TN

December 10, 2016

Kellie of Knoxville, TN writes: I’ve lived in Knoxville all my life, circulating through all the various coffee shops at some point in time. Currently I am a student at UTK studying political science and public relations. I chose these majors because I strongly believe the people of this nation who have seen, listened to,…

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Threats of Repealing the Affordable Care Act Faced by Patients, Caregivers, and Families in Tennessee

December 9, 2016

Today, healthcare advocates came together to fight the Republican promise of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Concerned citizens and advocates in Tennessee are determined to defend the ACA’s key provisions which have expanded healthcare coverage to Americans with pre-existing conditions, allowed those under the age of 26 to stay on their parents’ plan, eliminated…

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