Op Eds

Op-Ed: Putting Politics Before Sound Policy is a Deadly Strategy for Tennessee

Aug 06, 2021 at 09:43 am by Staff

With COVID case counts rising across the state ... and, to be fair, the country ... the silence coming from Governor Bill Lee's office and that of the Tennessee Department of.... Read More

Making Sense of a Quickly Changing Healthcare Scene

Jun 02, 2020 at 04:15 pm by Staff

If you have sensed an acceleration of change in the healthcare landscape, you would be correct. The evidence has been many recent events in Memphis and over the last two weeks.... Read More

OpEd: Change to TennCare's Core Purpose Threatens Healthcare for All Tennesseans

Feb 04, 2019 at 09:29 am by Staff

TennCare has submitted a proposal to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to add work reporting requirements to the state's Medicaid program. Under these req.... Read More

Op Ed: Congress Should Work Together to Regain Healthcare Momentum

Nov 07, 2017 at 10:08 am by Staff

The debate in Congress over whether to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been put aside, at least for now. It is time for our federal legislators to shift t.... Read More

Alexander: Hardworking Tennesseans - Not Insurance Companies- Are the Ones Hurt By Congressional Inaction on Cost-Sharing Payments

Oct 31, 2017 at 01:35 pm by Staff

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) in remarks on the Senate floor yesterday evening, said that hardworking Tennesseans--not insurance companies--are th.... Read More

Op Ed: Trump Walls Off Health Insurance Access for Millions

Sep 06, 2017 at 12:26 pm by Staff

The Trump Administration is building a wall. This wall, however, is to block information about the rights of Tennesseans to affordable health care coverage in the Affordable C.... Read More

Op Ed: Patients First, No Matter what Hat You Wear

Aug 08, 2017 at 10:12 am by Staff

When asked how I manage wearing the different hats of pediatrician and president of the Tennessee Medical Association, the state's largest professional organization for doctor.... Read More

Op Ed: We Can and Must Do Better - Together

Jun 27, 2017 at 04:27 pm by Staff

This year, Congress has worked hard to craft solutions to real challenges being experienced in the healthcare marketplace. The fact is that in many states the individual insur.... Read More

We Can and Must Do Better - Together

Jun 27, 2017 at 03:30 pm by Staff

By Karen Springer President and CEO, Saint Thomas Health Senior Vice President, Ascension Healthcare, Tennessee Market Executive This year, Congress has worked hard to craft.... Read More

Op-Ed: Men: Take charge of your health this summer

Jun 16, 2017 at 05:38 pm by Staff

Gentleman, when was the last time you visited the doctor? For many men, the answer to this question is likely somewhere between, "Not recently" and "I can't remember." The un.... Read More