Advocates for Families in Need


211 7th Avenue N, Ste. 100

Nashville, TN 37219

Phone: (615)255-0331 Fax: (615)255-0354

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For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                        

In response to the ruling from the federal appeals court striking down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Insurance Mandate, Michele Johnson, Executive Director of the Tennessee Justice Center said the following:

“This ruling brings us one step closer to people with pre-existing conditions losing their health coverage and their families’ financial security. The lawsuit by Tennessee and other states to get rid of protections for people with pre-existing conditions threatens to create chaos and fear. 1 in 3 adult Tennesseans has a pre-existing condition. We call on state leaders to pull out of this case, so that Tennessee families don’t have to spend the holiday season worrying if a loved one will lose coverage.”