Frontline medical providers are at risk of losing financial support that is critical to providing Tennessee patients the care they need.

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  • Dr. James Parnell is an emergency medicine physician and incoming president-elect for the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

Doctors, nurses and clinicians across Tennessee risked their own health for months treating COVID-19 patients. I’ve been lucky to have a front row seat to the heroic work of my colleagues over the last six months.

These frontline heroes deserve our praise and respect, but lawmakers in Washington D.C. are again considering legislation that would make it harder for them to provide the care patients desperately need. 

As the incoming president of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, it is my responsibility