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“Junk” Health Plans Bad for Tennesseans

A panel assembled by the Tennessee Small Business Alliance said Tuesday partisan efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act will be devastating to the poorest and sickest Tennesseans.  – Johnson City Press, Robert Houck

Dr. Eric Harman, a physician who practices at Mountain Region Family Medicine in Kingsport, told reporters on a conference call that efforts to “sabotage the Affordable Care Act” has put his patients at risk. Harman said, “We’ve come too far to go back to the way things were” before the ACA.

 Jenny Rogers, owner of Welcome Valley Village in Polk County, said the new Trump regulations are a “back-door effort to repeal” the ACA, and called on Tennessee’s Republican U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker to “end the partisan war” on affordable health care.
Kelly Gregory, who owned a real estate company in Hendersonville before she was diagnosed with breast cancer, told reporters Tuesday the Trump regulations were part of a “con game” to make Tennesseans believe they were getting decent health care under “these junk plans.”