Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Health Care Task Force in Memphis

Plan to be at the hearing on Monday, May 9

People sign up for Get Covered AmericaShort Notice - Just released yesterday, the House Health Care Task Force has been scheduled for next week - Monday, May 9, from 3 to 5:PM. The meeting will be on the campus of the University of Memphis in the third-floor Fountain View Room of the University Center, 499 University Street, Memphis, TN 38111.

Speaker Harwell’s Healthcare Task Force is hearing testimony about a proposed alternative to Insure Tennessee for coverage of those currently in the Medicaid gap. Those in the gap are mostly working people who cannot afford premiums of health insurance.  The Task Force is hearing testimony on a replacement plan for Insure Tennessee to provide access to affordable health care for the 280,000 people in the gap in Tennessee.

This two hour hearing for all of the region of West Tennessee, including the City of Memphis is clearly not enough. However, this may be the only opportunity for people in west Tennessee to hear testimony on the issue. Make plans to be at the hearing if you can.

Office of Representative Cameron Sexton, Chairman (615) 741-2343