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THCC 2015 Annual Meeting - May 30Published: 04/17/2015 | Updated: 04/24/2015

The Board of the Tennessee Health Care Campaign has scheduled its 2015 annual meeting earlier than in previous years. This spring date will allow for a reflection on where we have come in the mission for affordable and accessible health care for all Tennesseans. What is ahead in the work for h… Read more >

Tennessean Editorial Front Page: Pass Insure TennesseePublished: 04/12/2015 | Updated: 04/12/2015

  Immediate Action Needed! It is time for the games and diversions to end. It is time to pass Insure Tennessee and open the door to health coverage for over 280,000 Tennesseans. Thank you, Tennessean for calling for an end to the nonsense. Here is what you can do in an effort that is very m… Read more >

The journey for health justice continues…Published: 04/02/2015 | Updated: 04/02/2015

We are once again told it is over. Another small number of state senators tried to silence discussion about Insure Tennessee, Governor Haslam’s plan to assist 280,000 by some Tennesseans needing health insurance. Insure Tennessee was rejected by the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee 2-6-1. B… Read more >

Chattanooga Free Press: THCC information that 19,000 Hamilton County residents would be helped by Insure TennesseePublished: 03/30/2015 | Updated: 03/30/2015

Excerpt: "The Tennessee Health Care Coalition says that's based on its analysis of 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data and U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics. The group's release comes as a legislative resolution giving Haslam the go-ahead to seek a waiver of federal Medicaid rules to implement the pro… Read more >

Speaking Out for Patients, Nurse PractitionerPublished: 03/29/2015 | Updated: 03/30/2015

One of the great services provided by the Tennessee Justice Center in these months of discussion about Insure Tennessee are the videos of testimony before legislative committees and other venues. One of the most compelling was this by Cathy Hill McKinney, nurse practitioner, Troy, Tennessee, b… Read more >



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Tennessean Editorial Front Page: Pass Insure TennesseePublished: 04/12/2015 | Updated: 04/12/2015

  Immediate Action Needed! It is time for the games and diversions to end. It is time to pass Insure Tennessee and open the door to health coverage for over 280,000 Tennesseans. Thank you, Tennessean for calling for an end to the nonsense. Here is what you can do in an effort that is very m… Read more >

The journey for health justice continues…Published: 04/02/2015 | Updated: 04/02/2015

We are once again told it is over. Another small number of state senators tried to silence discussion about Insure Tennessee, Governor Haslam’s plan to assist 280,000 by some Tennesseans needing health insurance. Insure Tennessee was rejected by the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee 2-6-1. B… Read more >

Chattanooga Free Press: THCC information that 19,000 Hamilton County residents would be helped by Insure TennesseePublished: 03/30/2015 | Updated: 03/30/2015

Excerpt: "The Tennessee Health Care Coalition says that's based on its analysis of 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data and U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics. The group's release comes as a legislative resolution giving Haslam the go-ahead to seek a waiver of federal Medicaid rules to implement the pro… Read more >

Speaking Out for Patients, Nurse PractitionerPublished: 03/29/2015 | Updated: 03/30/2015

One of the great services provided by the Tennessee Justice Center in these months of discussion about Insure Tennessee are the videos of testimony before legislative committees and other venues. One of the most compelling was this by Cathy Hill McKinney, nurse practitioner, Troy, Tennessee, b… Read more >

Insure Tennessee: A Physician's PerspectivePublished: 03/29/2015 | Updated: 03/29/2015

Legislators have heard the voices of those in the gap, wise medical practitioners. Will they listen? Send Insure Tennessee to the House and Senate! We want our legislators to take a stand for 280,000 people. Now is the time.

Editorial: Revived Insure Tennessee Deserves a Floor Vote, Memphis Daily NewsPublished: 03/28/2015 | Updated: 03/28/2015

"Insure Tennessee deserves a vote on the floors of the Tennessee House and Senate. The amendments offered in the second life of the Medicaid expansion proposal are reasonable additions that answer legitimate concerns of legislators whose feelings about the Affordable Care Act and its ramifica… Read more >

Insure Tennessee is still alive. Bring it to the Floor! What you can do~Published: 03/27/2015 | Updated: 03/27/2015

Insure Tennessee is alive.  Bring it to the Floor! Every Legislator should be heard. You are needed to make that happen. Your action is vital. The people of Tennessee have not allowed Insure Tennessee to be pushed aside without a fair hearing. Two victories in a Senate Health subcommittee a… Read more >

Top 9 Occupations of Employed but Uninsured -- Insure Tennessee Will BenefitPublished: 03/08/2015 | Updated: 03/08/2015

Chart of Uninsured Working Tennesseans

9 Occupations = working but in the Gap

Shame: 7 Senators Shut Down Opportunity for Health Coverage of 280,000 TennesseansPublished: 02/04/2015 | Updated: 02/04/2015

Today's vote in the Tennessee senate health committee was an outrageous denial not only of health coverage for tens of thousands of Tennesseans under the Governor's Insure Tennessee plan but also of democratic process. Only seven people managed to derail the right of the public to see all thei… Read more >

Over 100 Organizations Endorse INSURE TENNESSEEPublished: 01/13/2015 | Updated: 03/27/2015

COALITION FOR A HEALTHY TENNESSEE Tennessee Forward is a non-profit domestic corporation (501 (c)(4)), currently doing business as the Coalition for a Healthy Tennessee. The Coalition is a broad-based group of concerned healthcare providers, business organizations, healthcare related associa… Read more >

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