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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. 

Press Call
What: Press Call to discuss the health coverage gaps in Texas and Mississippi

Who: Health advocates from Mississippi and Texas, as well as consumers who fall into the coverage gaps in their respective states. 
WHEN: Tuesday, October 7 at 10am CT
Call In Info: +1 (571) 317-3112 Access Code: 449-408-741

For More Information Contact: Kristian Weatherspoon at 601-353-0845 or

Press Conference
What: Health advocates will discuss the Mississippi Coverage Gap and their new initiative- MS Left Me Out.

Who:  Representatives of the Cover Mississippi coalition, as well as consumers who fall into both states’ coverage gaps.

When: Tuesday, October 8, 2014 at 1pm.

Where: Center Stage of the Jackson Medical Mall - 350 W Woodrow Wilson Ave, Jackson, MS 39213

For more information: Contact Kim Robinson 601-519 1131

MS Left Me Out is a an initiative of the Mississippi Health Advocacy Program, Mississippi Center for Justice, Mississippi State Chapter of the NAACP, American Cancer Society, Planned Parenthood Southeast, Children’s Defense Fund- SRO, Mississippi Primary Health Care Association, Mississippi Human ServicesCoalition, the Mississippi Economic Policy Center and the Mississippi Religious Leadership Council.

Texas Left Me Out is a project of the Cover Texas Now Coalition that includes Progress Texas, the Texas Organizing Project, the Texas Well and Healthy coalition, Texas Impact, Children’s Defense Fund -Texas, and the Center for Public Policy Priorities and more than 40 health and community organizations.