200 Working Together Jackson Leaders Push for Medicaid Expansion in Mississippi

Leaders representing over 100 institutions from across Mississippi gathered with leaders of Working Together Jackson to launch a strategy to bring healthcare reform to Mississippi. In coordination with the Mississippi Hospital Association, Mississippi IAF is mobilzling to encourage lawmakers to pass the Mississippi Cares Plan, which would  expand healthcare access to the working poor of Mississippi at no cost to the state.  Because of the suspension of the state legislature due to COVID 19, leaders need to get the proposal on the legislative calendar before the end of July. 

While Mississippi is one of 13 states to not have enacted Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, it is the one with the least healthy population and routinely shows up at the bottom of national lists tracking obesity, diabetes, and lack of access to health care.