Posts Tagged ‘Knoxville News Sentinel’

Reducing Gun Violence by David of Franklin

Hello, my name is David Stumpfl, and I am a recent college graduate of UNC-Asheville. In my short 21 years I have experienced a lot, perhaps even more than some of my peers. However, I fear that I have already seen enough violence for a lifetime through the ample amounts of news coverage of school…

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Reducing Gun Violence by Caroline of Nashville

I am a native of Nashville, recently returned to the city after 25 years. My arrival here launched the Third Chapter of my professional career, which emerged with a definite theme: political activism. A lot has changed in Nashville, especially for the better: it’s richer in its ethnic and cultural diversity, enthusiastically supports a world-class…

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TN-Knox: Foe of ACA admits it is doing “good”

Do the real stories of people benefiting from the Affordable Care Act make a difference.? Greg Johnson’s reaction to hearing the real impact of the ACA on people’s lives indicates that they do. Keep telling the truth about what the new healthcare law means to people. http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2014/mar/26/greg-johnson-a-rethink-on-the-affordable-care/

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Expanding Medicaid by Lydia of Knoxville

I live in the Knoxville area I am well covered by healthcare, but I frequently speak with Knoxville people who are not covered, usually because of very low income. Two people I know of right now are sick with life -threatening diseases yet have no coverage. Medicaid expansion would be a Godsend. Without Medicaid care,…

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Middle TN: Expanding Medicaid by Matt of Murfreesboro

I am a native Tennessean from Murfreesboro and a proud graduate of MTSU. Recently I have started my own photography business and unfortunately I do not make enough in a year to qualify for subsidies in the Marketplace, but if Medicaid/TennCare was expanded, I would be covered. After I turned 26, my health insurance company…

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Northeast: Expanding Medicaid by Tunisia of Knoxville

The fight for Medicaid expansion is to important for anyone to stand on the sidelines. Medicaid expansion could help more than 330,000 uninsured Tennesseans have access to affordable health care. The expansion of Medicaid it the most cost effective, smart way to keep people healthy and working—get them preventive care, teach them to care for…

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Expanding Medicaid by Carl of Jefferson City

Hello, my name is Carl Smith. I live in Jefferson City TN. Through my life I have had common grocery and retail jobs but after losing my job I decided to go into the field I love, computers. I am currently enrolled full time at Fountainhead College for an Associates in Information Technology and Bachelors…

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TN-Oak Ridge: Climate Change Requires Action Now

Joan Nelson of Oak Ridge writes: With a fossil fuel plant in the background, OFA volunteers addressed their concerns about climate change and called for their Representative Fleischmann to take a leadership role in recognizing the science of climate change and voting for policies that will reduce greenhouse gases, encourage American innovation and grow the…

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