Posts Tagged ‘Murfreesboro MTSU Newspaper’

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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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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The “Care” in Obamacare – Chloe’ Harris

My name is Chloe’ Harris. I am a senior at Middle Tennessee University. I major in Political Science, with a concentration in Pre-Law, and a minor in Paralegal Studies. I plan to graduate this December and attend law school. I fell in love with politics and decided to make it my major mainly because I…

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“I just got a health insurance plan that was better coverage & cheaper” by Melissa of Knoxville

Melissa Lee of Knoxville wrote this letter to editor to papers across Tennessee: I am a 42 year old single, white female. I was born with congenital hydrocephalus that went undiagnosed until age 22. At age 34, I was diagnosed with unrelated Multiple Sclerosis at age 34 while living in Los Angeles. The diagnosis of…

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“My ObamaCare Story as a Small Business Owner” by Cortney of Knoxville

In 2008 I started my own business, and after years of enjoying employer-provided group insurance, I had to buy my own health insurance for the first time. It was a horrible experience.I filled out mounds of paperwork, and the insurance company decided I had a “pre-existing condition.” This meant the insurance company would not pay…

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Reducing Gun Violence by Jerome of Knoxville

Children are the innocent victims of gun violence in too many cases. Since of the Columbine HS shooting 11 years ago, there have been over 32,000 children and teens killed by guns .The Sandy Hook Elementary mass killing just 12 months ago took 20 young children’s lives. Tennessee ranks 38th in the US in child…

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