Roy Mitchell, director of the Mississippi Health Advocacy Program, says about 130,000 Mississippi residents fall in an “insurance gap” because they earn too much to be on Medicaid but too little to qualify for federal tax breaks that would make private insurance more affordable.
Mississippi and Texas Health Advocates to Discuss Their State’s Health Coverage Gaps
JACKSON, MISS - 50th and 51st. Mississippi and Texas are battling it out for last place in uninsured rankings. Years of political posturing against the new health care law are now having real affects on health outcomes and services in both states. Next week, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant will welcome Texas Governor Rick Perry to Jackson. Both Governors have rejected billions in federal health care dollars that would provide health insurance to their state’s working poor and much needed funding for rural hospitals.
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A December 2013 report released by the Mississippi Health Advocacy Program (MHAP) indicates that Medicaid expansion would generate 20,000 new jobs and produce $14 billion in new economic activity while providing health insurance to over 220,000 Mississippians.
The report, An Economic Analysis of the State and Local Impact of Medicaid Expansion in Mississippi, is the first study to look at the fiscal impact of Medicaid on the state and local communities.
We’ve known for a few months now that lots of people signed up for health insurance this year in new marketplaces. A new survey shows that the people who did so are also pretty happy with their purchases.
About 20 million Americans have gained health insurance or enrolled in new insurance under the health care reform law, according to a new report.