Welcome. MHAP promotes health system change by developing innovative health and human services policy and monitoring implementation. The program also provides information and support to front-line workers and poor communities as they work to address problems at the local level. Mississippi Health Advocacy Programs (MHAP) combines research, analysis and grass-roots organizing to improve health policies, practices and funding in Mississippi, especially in support of the state's poor and underserved people.
Study: Most health subsidies to aid working families
April 18, 2013 - USA Today
The majority of tax subsidies to help Americans pay for health insurance starting in January will go to working families, according to a nationwide study to be released Thursday and obtained by USA TODAY.
Hospital group: No Medicaid expansion will leave 200,000 “in the gap”
April 5, 2013- Mississippi Business Journal
The more uninsured residents Mississippi’s health insurance exchange signs up under the Affordable Care Act the bigger the hit the state’s hospitals will take on federal reimbursements for treating the uninsured.
Citizens Want Up-or-Down Medicaid Vote
March 28, 2013 - Jackson Free Press
Medicaid expansion has been one of the most hotly debated subjects of the year across Mississippi and in the capitol’s hallways. So far, however, no substantive debate on Medicaid expansion has taken place on the House or Senate floor.