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.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has designated this week “Cover the Uninsured Week” to bring attention and awareness to this increasing problem. It has been an annual event for the past seven years.
Cover the Uninsured Week (March 22-29), Join thousands of other Americans by getting involved in this year’s Cover the Uninsured Week. We need comprehensive health care reform to ensure all Americans have access to affordable health care coverage.
This is the seventh year the non-profits coalition, Communities for a Clean Bill of Health has petitioned the state legislature to pass a one dollar cigarette tax. But with lawmakers only days away from an agreement, this group made one more effort to influence their decision.
“The only results of this in-person interview requirement have been millions in new administrative costs and thousands of children being left without health care,” the MHAP said in a report issued Wednesday.