Our Work to Change the System

TJC Mother of the Year and childrenTJC is engaged in numerous activities to influence the public health care system in Tennessee and nationwide. From our legal cases that strengthen due process rights for TennCare enrollees and require that all children receive all medically necessary services, to our advocacy against cuts in benefits or eligibility categories for TennCare enrollees, TJC is multi-dimensional.

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, TJC is using the experience of its clients to help educate policymakers on how specific provisions will impact Tennesseans.  Our clients’ unique struggles in trying to obtain health coverage, and their willingness to share their stories as they work with TJC, has given us the opportunity to offer suggestions on how to make this transition as easy and seamless as possible.

As difficult budgetary decisions are made by the State legislature, TJC remains an important source of information for lawmakers who want to know how vital social services affect families and how cuts affect the lives of real people.

We invite you to explore our resources on this page and contact us if you have any questions.