Nashville, Tenn. (October 5, 2017) – Mary Mancini, chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, released the following statement on Sen. Mark Green running for US Congress:
“If Tennesseans want someone to go to Washington to protect their health care, Senator Mark Green is not that person. In spite of being a medical doctor, he routinely violates the ‘first do no harm’ principle, most notoriously by blocking the expansion of Medicaid and leaving hundreds of thousands of hard-working Tennesseans without health care and also costing Tennessee $3 billion dollars. He wanted to cut vital funding for seniors, people with disabilities and families with children, some of the most vulnerable Tennesseans. Last year as opioid overdose deaths were increasing by 12% in Tennessee, he voted against a bill that would prevent people from being prosecuted for seeking treatment for an overdose. He has done enough damage from the state legislature, Tennesseans don’t need to see what he would do in congress.”