Posts Tagged ‘Benton Polk County News’

Letter to Editor: Kevin of Signal Mountain, TN

Kevin of Signal Mountain, TN writes: I Feel Ill Last Wednesday Republicans in the House of Representatives narrowly passed something they call the AHCA. Ever since, I've felt like the underside of a turnip green. And what's worse, the more I'm exposed to this putrid bill, the more my symptoms multiply. It started with the…

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Letter to Editor: Tyler of Chattanooga, TN

Tyler of Chattanooga, TN writes: It's time Republicans stop playing politics with the health of our families. Four years ago, my father was diagnosed with Lymphoma. He was in between jobs, but was able to find insurance and we were able to afford the expensive treatment for him to survive. Two year later, he died…

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Letter to Editor: Dede of Maryville, TN

Dede of Maryville, TN writes: I’ve lived in Maryville for over 20 years. I am an architectural illustrator, I own my own business and work on contract. I am married and have 2 kids. Prior to a few years ago, as a sole proprietorship, it was almost impossible to get group insurance. The Affordable Care…

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Letter to Editor: Jodi of Cookeville, TN

Jodi of Cookeville, TN writes: When I was 13, I began working at a nursing home. Since there was a shortage of nurse assistants at the time, I helped take care of the elderly in the home. At 16, I got a full-time job working at the nursing home. I settled down in Cookeville and…

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Letter to Editor: James of Union City, TN

James of Union City, TN writes: My name is James Mosley and I live in Union City, TN. I’m retired from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. When I was working, my daughter was on my insurance while she was in college, until she reached a certain age. She went almost a year without insurance…

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Letter to Editor: Sonya of Knoxville, TN

Sonya of Knoxville, TN writes: I was born in Tennessee and have lived in Knoxville for 30 years. I am dedicated to my two grandchildren and take great joy in volunteering at their school. Six years ago, I lost my husband. Before his death, we could afford private insurance. For the past six years I…

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Letter to Editor: Kerry of Knoxville, TN

Kerry of Knoxville, TN writes: After studying social work at a University in Texas, I moved to California where I worked for three years in the social work field. I moved to Tennessee in 1995 to be a social worker for the State. I had excellent benefits through my employer and adopted three children as…

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Letter to Editor: Becky of Nashville, TN

Becky of Nashville, TN writes: Dear Editor, I have been grateful for the Affordable Care Act and how it has allowed my family to get the healthcare coverage they need. My son-in-law, a hard working young man, has been able to get insurance via the ACA, when his several part time jobs were not offering…

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Letter to Editor: Angela of Franklin, TN

Angela of Franklin, TN writes: The ACA or some people call it Obama Care, saved my life. At 58 years old, I was diagnosed with Leukemia. I needed a Bone Marrow transplant. I was employed for 15 years at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing. When my sick days were gone, I was terminated & offered medical insurance thru…

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Letter to Editor: Kathy of Memphis, TN

Kathy of Memphis, TN writes: I am from Nashville, but I have lived in Memphis since September 1987. I attended Vanderbilt and now am self-employed as a mental health therapist. In January 2013, I lost my health insurance because I did not have the money to pay my premium. I went without health insurance for…

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