Tina Claxton

#StopTheBlock Stories Tina Claxton Wartrace, TN Tina Claxton has a 25-year-old daughter, Abigail, who has a rare condition known as Hurler Syndrome. Abigail requires a specific medication to keep her heart rate regulated. TennCare has denied this necessary medication in the past, but Tina has always appealed and won so her daughter

Rachael Ledbetter

#StopTheBlock Stories “My name is Rachael Ledbetter, and I am a third-year law student at the University of Memphis School of Law. As a student attorney in the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic, access to quality healthcare is particularly important to me. I am fundamentally and ethically opposed to the

Mary Ann Crowe

#StopTheBlock Stories “I have two adult children with disabilities, both need on-going medical care which they currently receive through Tenn Care. Without Tenn Care the emergency room would be their only option for health care. Tenn Care enables them to keep chronic conditions under control, preventing further deterioration.

Jane E. Roach, MD

#StopTheBlock Stories “I am opposed to the proposal to radically change Tennessee’s Medicaid partnership with the federal government by converting federal funding for TennCare into a “block grant.” This proposal would cause immense harm and jeopardize coverage for vulnerable Tennesseans.   Medicaid was created to help children, people with disabilities, pregnant women,

Edwin Brandon, Michie

#StopTheBlock Stories “As a 36 year survivor of AIDS and 3 time cancer survivor my health care is extremely expensive. Without Medicaid I will die. I am opposed to the proposal to radically change Tennessee’s Medicaid partnership with the federal government by converting federal funding for TennCare into a “block grant.”