The Tennessee Health Care Campaign ( THCC ) is the state's premier nonprofit consumer health care advocacy group and a leader in the health care justice movement. Our mission for everyone to have guaranteed affordable choices in health care began in 1989. We envision a society where the physical, mental, and emotional health needs of all adults and children are met. Our Board of Directors is made up of consumers, advocates, and social service professionals from throughout the state, irrespective of partisan affiliation. THCC works in collaboration with advocacy groups, affected constituents, community leaders, and policy makers from grassroots to grasstops to influence positive change in public health and health care. Volunteers in communities throughout the state unite for change where they live through THCC's Local Organizing Groups ( LOG's ). This grassroots network regularly engages hundreds of volunteers through LOG's in Chattanooga, Cookeville, Dyersburg, Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville & the Tri Cities. THCC seeks long-term, comprehensive solutions to ensure health care for everyone. We also work for various improvements as we continue our commitment to those directly impacted by lack of health care ( particularly low-income children and adults ). These folks include: those classified as uninsurable due to pre-existing medical conditions ; anyone who is unable to obtain quality health care for any reason ; the under-insured ( have private health insurance that doesn't cover their needs ) ; and those struggling with medical debt due to previous mentioned factors. By involving and developing leaders from those most affected by public policy, THCC enables the faces and voices of the disenfranchised to be seen and heard, and helps everyday people to engage in civic participation--often for the first time.