Americans speak out: They want quality health care


June 4, 2017 — The Nashville-based Sycamore Institute, a nonpartisan public policy center, reported that 36 percent of Tennesseans would be affected in some way by AHCA — 6 percent who buy insurance on individual exchanges, 19 percent on TennCare and 11 percent who are uninsured.

In addition, it would shift the costs of health care further from the federal government to the state.

“Health insurance coverage is hardly the only driver of Tennesseans’ health, but it can help people afford and access services they need to stay healthy and productive,” the May 10 Sycamore analysis read. “If the AHCA (or something similar) becomes law, Tennessee’s policymakers may face difficult decisions about if and how to use new flexibilities or respond to new pressures on the state budget.”

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