Alternative Medicaid Financing Proposals Could Jeopardize Cancer Care; Increase States’ Medicaid Costs

ACS CAN Sends Letter to Governors Detailing Medicaid Concerns States would likely face increased costs and cancer patients and survivors could face delayed preventive, diagnostic and curative care under alternative Medicaid financing models being considered by Congress. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network today sent a letter detailing the organization’s concerns to select governors […]

Take Action Against Repealing and Replacing the Affordable Care Act

Congress started the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act last week. Some in Congress want to repeal the ACA now and figure out the replacement later. Others won’t push for repeal until there’s a replacement plan in place. Still others want to keep the ACA, but make some needed improvements. Meanwhile, President Trump signed […]

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 […]

From the Bishop’s Blog: New Healthcare Challenges Ahead in Changing Political Environment

Nashville Episcopal Area clergy and laity are continuing their efforts in the fight for affordable healthcare in Tennessee. The report below outlines what they will be facing in the years ahead and how you can get involved. Please pray for those who fall in the coverage gap as well as those advocating for them. -Bishop […]

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 […]

Healing of the Nation & 3-Star Healthy Insurance Plan

Healing-of-the-Nation “Suffering, tragedy, and illness do not discriminate. They’re not afraid to reach out and touch everyone, whether young or old, male or female, gay or straight, black or white, rich or poor, homeless or executive, believer or other.” – Rev.  Alan Storey We invite you to share the Healing of the Nation Bible Study […]