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.

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The Affordable Care Act and the 2015 Tax Season

The 2015 tax season is the first time individuals and families will be asked for some basic information regarding their health insurance on the their tax returns. Here are 4 basic scenarios for you to look for during tax season.

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THE ACA IS SAVING THE STATE’S MEDICAID PROGRAM MILLIONS

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.

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Mississippi to pay for Tennessee’s Medicaid Expansion

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.

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