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In September, Tennessee governor Bill Lee released a plan to convert that state’s Medicaid funding to block grants. (Photo: Bill Lee/Twitter) Views
The GOP and the Zombie Medicaid Block Grants
Here they are again, back from the dead, like zombies.
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A small group of activists rally against the Republican healthcare agenda outside of the Metropolitan Republican Club, July 5, 2017 in New York City. News
Outrage as Tennessee Moves Forward With Trump-Favored Proposal to Slash Medicaid
The plan, if enacted, threatens to unleash a "radical change to the medical safety net for the nation's poorest citizens."
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Reproductive Rights Advocates Fight Latest Extreme Abortion Ban as Tennessee GOP Attempts to Criminalize Procedure
"In case you thought we were done with abortion bans, think again."
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After Demands for Justice Drove Her Clemency, Cyntoia Brown Released From Prison
Sex trafficking victim spent roughly half her life in prison
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'They Came to the Wrong Community': Neighbors Form Human Chain to Stop ICE From Arresting Longtime Nashville Resident
"We stuck together like neighbors are supposed to do."
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Howard Schultz speaking with the media at Arizona State University in January. News
'Billionaires for President!': Howard Schultz Heckled at Democracy Reform Summit
"Howard Schultz categorically denies that running as an independent would make him a spoiler. Insanity."
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Celebrating Cyntoia Brown's Clemency, Rights Advocates Vow to Continue Fighting for Human Trafficking Survivors Behind Bars
"This victory belongs to Cyntoia Brown and to the Tennessee human trafficking activists, especially black women, who refused to concede injustice and instead organized to create change."
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'All Kinds of Wrong': Despite Objections From Man Who Built Electric Chair, Tennessee Set to Murder Someone With It
Edmund Zagorski opted for electrocution as the "lesser of two evils" amid concerns that his state's controversial lethal injection cocktail could cause him to endure several minutes of "utter terror and agony."
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Seema Verma (R) speaks during a swearing-in ceremony, officiated by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L), in the Vice President's ceremonial office at Eisenhower Executive Building March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Verma has been sworn in to be the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the Trump Administration. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Tennessee Wants to Use Funding Meant for Poor Families to Kick People Off Medicaid
One would be hard-pressed to cook up a more twisted irony.
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A group of Nashville residents released a statement affirming that their city embraces LGBTQ rights, contrary to an evangelical Christian "Nashville Statement," released Tuesday. News
'Accurate Nashville Statement' Embraces LGBTQ With Love to Counter Bigoted Hate
After Christian leaders release anti-LGBTQ "Nashville Statement," residents stand up for city's inclusive values
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