Leaders are ignoring the Mississippi health care crisis.
Mississippi and Wyoming are now the only two states in the country that have neither expanded Medicaid eligibility to low-income working adults, nor extended postpartum Medicaid coverage for new mothers.
We have launched a long-term project that focuses on the imminent crisis and potential solutions to it — including Medicaid expansion. Our project will, first and foremost, thoroughly define the extent of the Mississippi health care crisis. We will also define what, exactly, Medicaid is. And perhaps most importantly, we will squarely confront the politics of the crisis.
One year from now, when all 174 legislative seats and eight statewide offices are on the ballot, every voter will have the ability to intimately understand where their leaders stand on the health care crisis and what they have done — or not done — to address it. We’ll make sure of it.
Our state’s leaders do not appear to be in any hurry to address Mississippi’s grim and growing health care crisis. So we’re launching a project to help hold them accountable.
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