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