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Rep. Clemmons’ Argues for Women’s Health Care

I want to bring your attention to an issue about which we all care – women’s health care services.
Against my strong objections, the state legislature passed a law this year requiring the Division of TennCare to submit an amendment to the state’s existing TennCare II Demonstration for the purpose of preventing health care providers from participating in the TennCare program if they provide more than 50 elective abortions, in addition to all their other health care services. If this amendment is approved, women’s access to birth control, cancer screenings, and other health care services will be further limited in our state.

I argued and voted against this law, because I strongly believe that we should be expanding access to quality health care services and supporting women’s constitutional rights to reproductive health care.  Many of my sincere objections and concerns are stated in the above video and my letter to TennCare.
Help Sen. Lee Harris, Sen. Sara Kyle and me support women’s health care by submitting a public comment to TennCare about the proposed Amendment 36. The 30-day public comment period ends on July 13, 2018.
Please follow the instructions on page 2 of Amendment 36 to submit your public comment.
As always, please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
John Ray
2018, Vol. 4



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