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.
THE ACA IS SAVING THE STATE’S MEDICAID PROGRAM MILLIONS
Posted Tuesday, January 20, 2015
It is a common refrain for legislators to pit investments in healthcare versus education, roads, and other public needs. Last week in the Senate, spending on education was even pitted against spending on education.
In the background, Legislators are also claiming that ballooning growth in Mississippi’s Medicaid program - brought on by ACA mandates - will harm other areas of the state budget.
Last week the Division of Medicaid presented its budget request to the House and Senate. The short of it is that the budget numbers presented by Medicaid don’t match the rhetoric.
Mississippi to pay for Tennessee’s Medicaid Expansion
Posted Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Yesterday, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced Insure Tennessee - a plan to close the volunteer state’s coverage gap.
Insure Tennessee would leverage billions in federal Medicaid dollars to provide health insurance to 200,000 low-income Tennesseans.
MS LEFT ME OUT: New Medicaid Expansion Effort
Posted Monday, October 13, 2014
Advocates for Medicaid expansion in Mississippi are launching a new campaign today. They are highlighting the stories of people who fall in the so-called ‘medicaid gap’. The campaign, called Mississippi Left Me Out, is an effort to up the pressure on state lawmakers to expand Medicaid to cover more Mississippians. Under the health care reform law, the state can ease access to Medicaid with the federal government picking up the lion’s share of the cost.