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#StopTheBlock Stories 2019-11-21T12:01:09-05:00
  • Jane E. Roach, MD

    #StopTheBlock Stories “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.” This proposal would

  • Edwin Brandon, Michie

    #StopTheBlock Stories “As a 36 year survivor of AIDS and 3 time cancer survivor my health care is extremely expensive. Without Medicaid I will die. I am opposed to the proposal

  • Lailah Abonami, Nashville

    #StopTheBlock Stories “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

  • Mallorie Hatcher, Johnson City

    #StopTheBlock Stories Mallorie Hatcher, Johnson City Hi my name is Mallorie Hatcher from Johnson City, Tennessee. I work fulltime as an Occupational Therapist and my husband Robert, who

  • Sandy Hiortdahl, Elizabethtown

    #StopTheBlock Stories As a person living with disabilities "who nonetheless has a full time job with benefits, I nonetheless feel very deeply for those who need Medicaid and Medicare and otherwise

3 Takeaways from the Medicaid block grant proposal

  1. The state’s Tenncare block grant proposal puts coverage and services at risk for vulnerable Tennesseans.
  2. TennCare is the last state agency that deserves be given a blank check.
  3. The block grant does nothing to address the real health concerns of Tennesseans, and in fact, it could make things worse.

For more information about the Medicaid block grant proposal and how you can get involved in the fight to #StopTheBlock, visit our block grant page.

We’re shining a spotlight on righteous Tennesseans who spoke out and stood up against the Medicaid block grant proposal. Thank you, thank you, thank YOU! We have been overwhelmed by your support–packing out TennCare hearings in 5 cities, submitting comments, and sharing your stories.

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