No Repeal without Replace

Sue Stein and Merrilee Wineinger delivered postcards to Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator Bob Corker signed by members of West End UMC. The members signed postcards with personal messages to encourage our Senators not to repeal Obamacare (ACA) without an immediate replacement.   In a speech on January 10th, Senator Alexander stated, “The American people […]

Disability Grant Applications Due: Jan. 8, 2017

Disability Grants are designed to help United Methodist disciples of Jesus Christ follow his teachings to love God and to love neighbor, especially the neighbor in need. Love of God bears fruit as love of neighbor through creating an environment accessible for people with disabilities – Physical, Psychological and Emotional. Download 2016 Disability Grant Application […]

Marketplace Enrollment Still Important Despite Plans For Health Law Repeal

  By Michelle Andrews –  December 13, 2016  Courtesy of Kaiser Health News: A national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Since Republicans have plans to repeal the federal health law, should consumers still sign up for next year’s coverage? And if the health law marketplaces disappear, might […]

Standing Rock: Justice for God’s Planet and God’s People

Today, nearly 500 faith leaders are gathering at Standing Rock for a day of prayer. Wherever you are, you are invited to join them. You are also invited to pray for Standing Rock with your faith community in the coming weeks. Download Christian community prayer resources. See Christian faith statements, calls to action, and news […]

Neighborhood Health Creates Medication Assisted Treatment Program for Opioid Addiction

Opioid abuse is Tennessee’s number one public health crisis. In 2014, more people died from opioid overdoses then in car accidents or by guns. It not only resulted in over 1,200 deaths (129) in Nashville/Davidson County, but in countless problems including drug addicted babies.   While Tennessee is launching many programs to better monitor prescription […]

Gospel Rewrite: Jesus and Healthcare

Note: Since this blog was written, the Tennessee State Legislators voted down Insure Tennessee. As a result, Speaker Harwell created the 3-Star Healthy Pilot Task Force. Currently the Task Force is in negotiations with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid. The proposal would close the coverage gap in 2018. In December 2015, I began working […]