Updated: Oct 16
Amy Gordon Bono, MD, MPH, shares the importance of increasing access to health insurance, especially in Tennessee. "Expanding Medicaid is important to me, and the pandemic makes this need even more dire in our state. I am happy to help. What I find interesting is that I hear cost concerns from several patients—concerns comparable to those of the Medicaid patient presented by the physician—and, I hear these concerns from commercially insured patients with high deductible health plans. I feel that our commercial insurance market is full of failures for patients. We need greater healthcare access and a better system period—Medicaid expansion is a much needed, simple first step here in Tennessee," shares Amy.