Patricia of Nashville, TN writes: My sister-in-law was an artist. Before the ACA, her family paid a couple thousand dollars a month for a healthcare policy they thought was good. When my sister-in-law got sick there were delays in treatment because everything had to be negotiated or appealed with the health insurance company. When surgery…

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Eileen of Nashville, TN writes: As an elementary school counselor in Nashville, TN the repeal of the ACA without a replacement will be incredibly detrimental to my students. Parents who are already struggling financially with pre-existing conditions will no longer be covered causing stress and financial ruin. They will have to choose between their medical…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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