Health Care

Top 10 Pro-Life Reasons to Vote for Democrats on November 3rd

There are two issues I hear frequently from Republican voters in Tennessee as to why they vote for Republican candidates: guns and abortion. You see, I’m intimately familiar with the narrative: “Democrats only want to take away my guns and kill babies.” Propaganda works. First of all, plenty of Democrats own guns. They enjoy hunting, … Read more

No One Likes A Bully

Opinion Piece by Chair Kate Craig Ballad Health is developing quite a reputation for bullying anyone who speaks out about their policies and practices as well as how the medical monopoly is negatively impacting the community’s access to healthcare. Last week, national news outlets ran stories on how Ballad Health was seeking federal charges against … Read more

Van Huss: Long on Rhetoric, Short on Solutions

Confronted with a Georgetown University report showing that “the uninsured rate for Tennessean women ages 18 to 44 is more than 12%, compared to less than 9% in many states with expanded Medicaid“, local Rep. Micah Van Huss made comments that left many of us with more questions than answers. Instead of addressing Medicaid expansion—which … Read more

Congressman Roe, what are you doing when not inciting division and racism?

This morning, WCYB Reporter, John Engel, interviewed Tennessee’s First Congressional District Representative, Phil Roe, where Congressman Roe stated that “many” of the students taking English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in the Johnson City School System are here illegally. John Engel asked: “Congressman, if they’re hiring English learning language teachers, that doesn’t necessarily mean … Read more

We are living in a state of emergency!

Last week, Governor Haslam gave his State of the State address and painted the current state of Tennessee has being competitive and a great place for all Tennesseans. Governor Haslam, what you said and what are facts are starkly different. While Tennessee offers a beautiful and diverse geography, with people from all over the world … Read more

Better education, health care on radar for local Democrats

Hours ahead of Gov. Bill Haslam’s State of the State address on Monday, members of the Washington County Democratic Party gathered to discuss what they’d like to see moving forward for the state. Party leader Sydney Crowder said in her statement that she’d be looking for ways in which the governor will approach improvements to … Read more