As state Senate and House negotiators were working to bridge an 11-cent gap in cigarette tax proposals Tuesday, public health advocates were rallying for the increased tax in Tupelo.
Some leading state health advocates are touring Mississippi to gain public support on encouraging lawmakers to agree on a final state cigarette tax.
A statewide coalition of Public Health Advocates want lawmakers to pass a cigarette tax increase.
The Communities for a Clean Bill of Health, a statewide coalition of public health advocates, will hold host a series public forums to discuss the importance of Mississippi passing a significant cigarette tax increase. Legislators, health advocates and physicians will be available to talk to the public.
Sign the Petition that CCBH will deliver to State Lawmakers. Yes, I want a healthier Mississippi! I support a significant tax increase on cigarettes.
The State of New York’s decision to eliminate face-to-face recertification for all Medicaid/CHIP beneficiaries leaves Mississippi even further behind in health care. With this decision, Mississippi is now the only state that requires in person recertification (face-to-face) for families seeking Medicaid/CHIP benefits for their children.