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On October 23, 2013 By TNDP
In what must be ironic news to the 330,000 Tennesseans waiting for a decision on Medicaid expansion, Governor Bill Haslam was chosen to Chair the National Governors Association’s Health and Human Services Committee along with vice-Chair Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin.Continue Reading →
As the GOP government shutdown enters its third week, it’s important to consider why Republicans are risking great harm to the economy and working families. An extreme faction of one party in one house has shutdown the government because they don’t want Tennesseans to have Obamacare. Chairman Roy Herron wrote a column published Sunday in [...]Continue Reading →
Tens of thousands of Tennesseans are signing up for affordable health insurance through the new online exchanges. Meanwhile, dependable health coverage for 330,000 Tennesseans hangs in the balance.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press published the following column written by Chairman Roy Herron on October 10, 2013:
Why Tennessee should expand Medicaid
If [...]Continue Reading →
Our leaders ought to be working for us, not against us. But Washington Republicans like U.S. Reps. Scott DesJarlais, Diane Black and Marsha Blackburn seem to think they can govern by taking our economy hostage and demanding whatever they please.
Threatening to blow up our economy every time you don’t get 100 percent of what you [...]Continue Reading →
On September 25, 2013 By TNDP
GOP efforts to repeal would hurt economy and raise average rates
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As Republicans attempting to defund the Affordable Care Act march the country toward both a government shutdown and also a default on our obligations, the Tennessee Democratic Party touted new data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showing [...]Continue Reading →
On August 26, 2013 By TNDP
The Republican refusal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee and extend health insurance to as many as 330,000 working people will have dire consequence for patients, workers and hospitals, Chairman Roy Herron said in a column that appeared this weekend in The Tennessean.
The full column can be read below:
August 24, 2013
The Commercial Appeal featured a column Thursday — the second in a series — from Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron, who wrote for the second time in about the importance of extending health coverage to working families through Medicaid expansion.
You can read the full column as it appeared in the Appeal [...]Continue Reading →
If the politicians and the prisoners, the lawmakers and the lawbreakers, have health care, what’s wrong with working women and working men having health care?
That’s the question Chairman Roy Herron sought to answer in a column that ran in Sunday’s Knoxville News-Sentinel. I hope you’ll read this short column and, if you [...]Continue Reading →
NASHVILLE — House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh offered a prebuttal to Governor Bill Haslam’s State of the State address. Fitzhugh laid out Democratic priorities: good-paying jobs, investing in public education and expanding genuine access to affordable health care for families who work for a living.
See his video message below:
The video was [...]Continue Reading →
On December 11, 2012 By TNDP
A new Tennessee General Assembly is just a few weeks from convening. Among the many challenges awaiting it have been whether [...]Continue Reading →
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