Contact Senator Lamar AlexanderSelect an Office to Contact-- select office to contact --ChattanoogaJacksonNashvilleKnoxvilleMemphisTri-CitiesWashingtonChattanooga Office Phone: (423) 752-5337Jackson Office(731) 664-0289Knoxville Office(865) 545-4253Memphis Office(901) 544-4224Nashville Office(615) 736-5129Tri-Cities Office(423) 325-6240 Washington D.C. Office(202) 224-4944Call district offices first!SCRIPT Hello, I'm a constituent in [city]. Can I please speak to Senator Alexander, or leave a message for him? Senator Alexander is chairman of the health committee. How can he let this repeal effort go through without a single public hearing and input from Tennesseans? Is Senator Mitch McConnell our represenative or is Senator Alexander? When will there be public hearings and town halls? [Share Your Story: share how you have been affected by free annual well-checks/screenings & preventative care, ban on insurance companies denying coverage, prescription drug discounts for seniors, increased affordability, or access etc? Share why access to health care is an important value of yours. Or, pick a fact from the side bar to share!] The Republican bill will cut coverage for 24 million people, raise premiums by 20 percent, ration care under Medicaid, and effectively eliminate Medicaid expansion. In Tennessee, 578,000 people stand to lose coverage and annual premiums will increase by $5,709 for Tennesseans who have Marketplace coverage. The bill particularly targets health care services important for women – it eliminates the requirement that plans cover maternity and newborn care or access to preventive care. The AARP opposes it because it raises premiums 5 times more on people over 50. the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, and others say it means "people with pre-existing conditions could be denied coverage or forced to choose between purchasing basic necessities and affording their health care coverage.” Is Senator Alexander going to vote for this bill that cuts coverage for millions, raises premiums, eliminates protections for cancer patients and others with pre-existing conditions, and eliminates maternity, newborn care and other preventative care? Will Senator Alexander commit to me to vote no on this? Show State Facts and Message PointsYesNoWant more facts to share? You can also mention one of these on your call: - 526,000 Tennesseans stand to lose their health coverage, and Tennessee stands to lose $27 billion in federal funding for TennCare, CHIP, and financial assistance from Marketplace coverage. Tennessee can’t afford to pay for that care out of the state budget. - Seniors and people with disabilities in Tennessee have saved about $424 million on drug costs because the ACA closed the Medicare donut hole. - 203,000 who got financial help on the Marketplace saw their monthly premiums reduced by an average of $299 per month. We need to make sure those Tennesseans still have access to affordable care. - 2.8 million Tennesseans have pre-existing conditions that used to block them from getting affordable coverage. We need to make sure they are still taken care of and still have access to care. - 2 million Tennesseans (including 523,000 children) saw lifetime limits on coverage go away when the ACA banned them. - Republican plan to sabatoge the Affordable Care Act and block medicaid expansion has already caused 4 rural communities lose their only hospital, partly because there was too much uncompensated care. 40 more are at risk. Without a plan to protect them, those rural communities and the economy will be devastated. When will you all stop trying to sabatoge health care? - On Humana: Republicans try to argue the Humana pulled out of TN was it wasn't profitable for them but they seemed to be just fine as they increased compensation for their top five executives by 90 percent last year compared to 2015, and CEO Bruce Broussard's total compensation went from $4.8 million in 2015 to $17 million last year. - On Senator Alexander and Senator Corker's legislation: Legislation shouldn't take the place of the Trump Administration doing everything they can to attract more insurers into the market. The reality is that the Administration has complete power to make the exchanges successful and to encourage competition. That requires ending their efforts to repeal the law and stopping their work to undermine the law. It also means reaching out to other insurers who may already be in the state to encourage them to enter into more counties. The problem in Tennessee doesn't require a legislative solution, certainly not one that weakens protections for consumers. It requires Trump and this administration to implement the law faithfully. They need to be working with insurers to encourage them to enter the Tennessee market. Mr. Dealmaker needs to make some deals. TELL US WHAT YOU HEARD FROM THE SENATOR'S OFFICE (include names of who you spoke with if possible)What was the response of the Senator's office to your questions?Show me more questions to ask! (the more questions you can ask the staff the better).*YesNoMore Questions to AskWhy will he not commit to opposing something opposed by the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Medical Association and others who say this bill will force people with pre-existing conditions to be "denied coverage or forced to choose between purchasing basic necessities and affording their health care coverage." Why won't he oppose that?The AARP opposes it because it raises premiums 5 times more on people over 50. Why won't Senator Alexander oppose that?What’s the plan to protect parts of the Affordable Care Act that protect my family, like free annual well-checks, preventative care we all benefit from? What is the Senator thinking the solution will be? [record staff answer, push for specifics]What’s the plan to protect the part of the Affordable Care Act that removed lifetime/annual limits, keeping folks from going bankrupt? Can you tell me more? Can you give me an example of what the Senator is thinking the solution will be? [record answer]What’s the plan to protect the part of the Affordable Care Act that addresses the donut hole and provides seniors with prescription drug discounts? Can you tell me about the plan? Can you give me an example of what the Senator is thinking the solution will be? [record answer]What’s the plan to protect the part of the Affordable Care Act that keeps women from being charged more than men? Can you tell me about the plan? Can you give me an example of what the Senator is thinking the solution will be? [record answer]YOUR CONTACT INFOFirst Name*Last Name*Your Email* Zip*City*Region*-- select your region --Tri-CitiesKnoxvilleChattanoogaRural MiddleNashvilleRural WestMemphis This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms.