Bonnyman To Step Out Of TennCare Spotlight

Gordon Bonnyman is stepping down as the head of Tennessee Justice Center, though he's sticking around as a staff attorney.

Gordon Bonnyman is stepping down as the head of Tennessee Justice Center, though he’s sticking around as a staff attorney.

A man who made his name being a thorn in the side of Tennessee governors and suing the state is taking a less public role in advocating for TennCare patients.

Gordon Bonnyman co-founded the Tennessee Justice Center 17 years ago with Michele Johnson. He’s led the legal organization since then and says it’s time to turn over the reins.

“With the Affordable Care Act taking effect, there are enormous changes that affect our clients. And I just think Michelle has a lot more fresh ideas.”

Bonnyman says he intends to stay on as a staff attorney, working directly with clients who’ve either lost or been unable to get subsidized health care.

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