Posts Tagged ‘Elizabethton Star’

Letter to Editor: Elizabeth of Nashville, TN

Elizabeth of Nashville, TN writes: I am writing in an effort to gain the attention of Senators Corker and Alexander. I have had several meetings with their staffers and have been able to share my questions and concerns. However, as they are unwilling to meet with their constituents, I want the Senators to hear my…

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Letter to Editor: Courtney of Nashville, TN

Courtney of Nashville, TN writes: My husband recently lost his job as a part of a large layoff from a healthcare company in Nashville. Our 8-year-old son has a life-threatening genetic metabolic condition. At first glance these two topics seem unrelated. However, my family relies on my husband's job for our family's insurance. My son's…

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Letter to Editor: Denise of Nashville, TN

Denise of Nashville, TN writes: To the editor: I am writing today to petition Senators Alexander and Corker to oppose any repeal without replacement of the ACA. This would be reckless and insensitive. Suicide is now the number one killer among pre-teens and teens. What will happen with mental health? How will we help these…

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Letter to Editor: Craig of Signal Mountain, TN

Craig of Signal Mountain, TN writes: There is something highly immoral about making decisions behind closed doors that affect so many people. We need transparency and you even called for that. I fail to see the follow up from you in hosting/scheduling town hall meetings etc. If you can't follow through on this, then please,…

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Letter to Editor: Kevin of Signal Mountain, TN

Kevin of Signal Mountain, TN writes: I Feel Ill Last Wednesday Republicans in the House of Representatives narrowly passed something they call the AHCA. Ever since, I've felt like the underside of a turnip green. And what's worse, the more I'm exposed to this putrid bill, the more my symptoms multiply. It started with the…

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Letter to Editor: Tyler of Chattanooga, TN

Tyler of Chattanooga, TN writes: It's time Republicans stop playing politics with the health of our families. Four years ago, my father was diagnosed with Lymphoma. He was in between jobs, but was able to find insurance and we were able to afford the expensive treatment for him to survive. Two year later, he died…

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Letter to Editor: Dede of Maryville, TN

Dede of Maryville, TN writes: I’ve lived in Maryville for over 20 years. I am an architectural illustrator, I own my own business and work on contract. I am married and have 2 kids. Prior to a few years ago, as a sole proprietorship, it was almost impossible to get group insurance. The Affordable Care…

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Letter to Editor: Jodi of Cookeville, TN

Jodi of Cookeville, TN writes: When I was 13, I began working at a nursing home. Since there was a shortage of nurse assistants at the time, I helped take care of the elderly in the home. At 16, I got a full-time job working at the nursing home. I settled down in Cookeville and…

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Letter to Editor: James of Union City, TN

James of Union City, TN writes: My name is James Mosley and I live in Union City, TN. I’m retired from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. When I was working, my daughter was on my insurance while she was in college, until she reached a certain age. She went almost a year without insurance…

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Letter to Editor: Sonya of Knoxville, TN

Sonya of Knoxville, TN writes: I was born in Tennessee and have lived in Knoxville for 30 years. I am dedicated to my two grandchildren and take great joy in volunteering at their school. Six years ago, I lost my husband. Before his death, we could afford private insurance. For the past six years I…

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