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.
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