For over 50 years, public health programs have been a bedrock for our nation's health care coverage. In Tennessee, half of both our seniors and our nursing home residents are covered by TennCare.
But that coverage, and more, is at risk.
The stories below feature Tennesseans who have benefited from coverage. Now more than ever, it's important for Tennesseans to tell their stories.
Christopher Leap is a full-time student, and he has a part-time job. At 14, he was diagnosed with serious health issues Medicaid helped him get better but he continues to need medical assistance to be successful; however, he is now caught in the coverage gap.Read More
The ACA allowed Emily to figure out what was causing her to feel so sick. If it weren’t for the insurance she received through the marketplace, she might not have ever been able to receive an accurate diagnosis and get the care she needed to feel better and continue to follow her passions.Read More
While Beth Warren and her family are covered through a private plan, their insurance does not cover the expensive therapy that their young, autistic son needs. TennCare would cover these necessary services, but unfortunately, their family does not qualify.Read More
Despite a great number of serious medical problems, Tucker fights every day to be the best person he can. With the assistance of Medicaid, he is able to live independently and even work and take classes. If Medicaid cuts are made, he will likely be forced to live in a group home without any opportunities.Read More
Leah has watched her son recover for more than ten years after a terrible car accident. Even after multiple surgeries to keep his skull together, he will continue to need more treatment. If the newest health bill is passed, he may not have a chance to get that treatment.Read More