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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is making a decision RIGHT NOW that will mean life or death for thousands of young people like us. This petition asks him to support Medicaid Expansion and Reform.
We are young people in New Transitions, an organization of youth 18 - 25 overcoming adversity and instability.
Where we live, young people don’t have parents with health insurance or bank accounts. Among our friends it often takes three or four years to get an associate’s degree. It’s hard to juggle classes when you work multiple part-time jobs.
None of our jobs come with benefits. Private health insurance rates are crazy. Basically, we don’t go to the doctor unless it’s a full-blown emergency. Sometimes it’s too late.
Governor Bill Haslam has the power to change all of that. Under the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress, Tennessee can adopt Medicaid Expansion and Reform to provide insurance for people like us whose income at or near the poverty line.
Medicaid Expansion and Reform will be controversial, even though the federal government will pay 90% of the cost. We need your support. Please join our petition drive. Help us tell Governor Bill Haslam to do what is right for Tennessee.
New Transititions: http://www.newtransitions.org
For more detailed information about Medicaid Expansion and Reform under the Affordable Care Act, see: http://www.kff.org/medicaid/quicktake_aca_medicaid.cfm
The cost of expanding access to health care for Tennessee will be small. To understand why, see http://www.statehealthfacts.org/comparereport.jsp?rep=68&cat=17
Medicaid Expansion and Reform will have a positive effect on the Tennessee Economy. This article in U.S. News and World Report explains why: http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence/2012/07/18/medicaid-expansion-is-a-good-deal-for-states-
Our hard earned dollars are continually being taken and used for frivolous political agenda and none being used for the programs that matter most for the whole public.
We need to start putting the money into programs like education, healthcare not what Obama is trying to pass but healthcare system that is paid for by everyone through said sales tax. This way everyone pays for it you not all get rid of the IRS but you also reduce the monopoly that the insurance companies have at present. Also every one gets covered not just the rich, and everyone gets the same treatment as if they were covered by private insurance.
The only stipulation I would have is that the money raised through this sales tax will not be used for abortions.
Obama wants to pass a Health care plan to shoot OUR taxes through the roof!!! Please Sign!!!!
The headlines are reporting that CBO scored the health reform effort as costing $940 billion over the next ten years. That isn’t correct. The $940 billion figure refers only to the coverage expansions in the legislative package. There are also many other health reform initiatives–e.g., filling the “doughnut hole” in Medicare’s prescription drug benefit and increasing funding for community health centers and prevention efforts–in the legislation. Add it all up and the ten-year cost of health reform is about $1,072 billion.
For the past year the Congress of the United States of America has argued over a reform of the American health care system. In these arguments, two separate bills were passed; one in the House of Representatives and one in the Senate.
These bills are separate and have many features that are distinct from each other and therefore need to "changed" so that they can become one unified bill to be passed again through both the House and the Senate. The House is currently going to consider the Senate bill in its original form.
At present the House is looking for ways that undermine our Constitution and will try to "pass" this bill without actually voting on it.
1. H.R. Bill 3590 is currently being debated on the Senate floor.
2. The reported cost to the American people ranges from 1.3 to 2.5 trillion dollars.
3. Individuals and Small Business Employers will suffer an additional tax burden.
4. Medicare is expected to be reduced by approximately 500 billion dollars.
5. Tort reform has not been addressed.
6. Funding for abortion is still unclear.
7. Funding for illegal aliens is ambiguous.