Access to Healthcare

Tennessee has had twenty rural hospitals closures due to Republicans’ decision to not expand Medicaid. We have literally lost billions of dollars of funding because of this and over 20 rural hospitals have closed. More evidence that Republicans believe in defunding hospitals which is not “pro-life.”

Tennessee is 10th in the nation for rates of uninsured people and 9% of Tennesseans are uninsured. This affects all Tennesseans; it increases medical costs for all, strains our healthcare systems, and increases waiting times at ERs.

The pro-life, fiscally conservative thing to do is to expand Medicaid, which I intend to work for as your Tennessee State Representative.