The Rise in the Number of Uninsured Tennesseans is Sinful

In response to Tennessee’s alarming rise in the number of uninsured, leaving one in 10 Tennesseans without health coverage, the third-largest increase in the nation, State Director of the Southern Christian Coalition Lenda Sherrell released the following statement:

“The increase in the number of uninsured Tennesseans is devastating to families, children and those living in poverty. Inflicting such pain on any of our neighbors is not the way Jesus taught us to live. We are commanded to act as our brothers’ and sisters’ keeper, especially the most vulnerable among us. We implore Gov. Bill Lee as a man of faith, to end this moral crisis that those in power created and immediately expand Medicaid.”