If you are in favor of Tennessee opting for Medicaid Expansion, please sign this petition. Medicaid expansion is on NAMI's priority list. For more information on NAMI's stance on this matter click here.
Sign the petition at Tennessee Health Care Campaign here.
Why Expand Medicaid?
Lower rates of crime and hospital admissions for mental health and substance abuse.
Improved job-seeking behavior among new Medicaid recipients.
Saved 20K lives in four years in expansion states.
$900 million sign-on bonus for state.
One dollar and sixty cents added to state economy for each state dollar spent by state.
Huge cost savings over time from preventing expensive end-stage disease.
Medicaid expansion will reduce rate of rural hospital closures 6X.
Higher rates of job creation, school attendance, and performance at work.
As one of only 11 states that have chosen not to expand Medicaid, Tennesseans continue to export their tax dollars to support the healthcare in other states when more than 300,000 Tennesseans are uninsured.