Tell the Government We Need to Strengthen Our Healthcare System
August 18, 2021
The National Health Law Program protects and advances the health rights of low-income and underserved individuals and families. Our My Care Counts campaign is aimed at engaging the general public in administrative advocacy to help protect and expand access to care.
Millions of individuals and families across the country rely on Medicaid for access to quality healthcare designed to work for everyday people. Medicaid is jointly run by the Federal government and each state, and states can request permission to change how they run their Medicaid programs. These changes often make Medicaid better, but sometimes the requests negatively impact access and services.
Right now, Tennessee wants to make major changes to its Medicaid program which the Biden Administration is reviewing. These changes would make it harder to get coverage, find care, and fill vital prescriptions. The policy changes would also decrease transparency and accountability, incentivize cutting services, and weaken policies that protect people from medical bankruptcy.
These proposals could start in Tennessee and spread to other states. We need your help to stop them! Share your experience and tell the Biden Administration that we need to strengthen our healthcare system — not weaken it! You have until September 9, 2021.