“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.” I am currently expecting my first child and rely on Tenncare to get the prenatal care I need. My husband and I are both self-employed, and the only other option for us would be to get private insurance which cost more than our mortgage. We don’t plan on being recipients of Tenncare for long, but during this time in our lives it is the only way we can afford to have a healthy pregnancy and birth of our son without going into financial ruin. Tenncare is so vitally important for us and many others.  Without it we would not be able to start our family. We are so grateful for Tenncare. Please protect Tennessee’s Medicaid program so that other families can find hope in their time of medical need.”

– Lailah Abonami, Nashville, TN

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