Legislators

Legislators

Medicaid Block Grants

MHAP remains committed to preserving the health care safety net program, Medicaid in its current form.  Any Federal legislation that proposes block granting Medicaid will merely shift the Federal costs of Medicaid to Mississippi.  Our state health costs will remain and Mississippi will ultimately pay more for health care. There are many, less essential areas to cut spending before we cut Medicaid, which is a lifeline for so many in our state.

COVERAGE IMPLICATIONS FOR MISSISSIPPI RESIDENTS

5 KEY QUESTIONS: MEDICAID BLOCK GRANTS AND PER CAPITA CAPS

HOW MEDICAID BLOCK GRANTS WOULD WORK

BLOCK GRANTS: A BAD IDEA FOR MEDICAID

MEDICAID BLOCK GRANTS = DEVASTATING CUTS TO HEALTHCARE

MEDICAID BLOCK GRANTS: WHAT HAVE WE GOT TO LOSE?

BAD IDEA TO REPLACE MEDICAID WITH BLOCK GRANTS, NEJM SAYS

NHELP LETTER TO LEADERSHIP OPPOSING PROPOSED CUTS TO MEDICAID PROGRAM

MEDICAID BLOCK GRANTS: A SYSTEM OF RATIONING, INEQUITY, AND HARM

TOP FIVE THREATS TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES POSED BY A MEDICAID BLOCK GRANT

Medicaid Expansion

MHAP supports the expansion of Mississippi’s Medicaid Program to provide coverage to low-income adults Childless adults over the age of 19 are currently ineligible for any benefits under Mississippi’s Medicaid program. In addition, parents earning more than 22% of federal poverty level are ineligible for coverage.  Expanding the traditional Medicaid eligibility would provide insurance for thousands of Mississippians, the majority of whom are working but not offered employer-based coverage.

MS LEFT ME OUT DOCUMENTARY

MASON-DIXON MISSISSIPPI POLL APRIL 2016: MISSISSIPPIANS STRONGLY SUPPORT MEDICAID EXPANSION

MASON-DIXON MISSISSIPPI POLL APRIL 2015: MISSISSIPPIANS STRONGLY SUPPORT MEDICAID EXPANSION

REPORT: REJECTING MEDICAID EXPANSION COSTING MISSISSIPPI $14 BILLION IN NEW ECONOMIC ACTIVITY AND 20,000 NEW JOBS

MEDICAID EXPANSION PRODUCING STATE SAVINGS AND CONNECTING VULNERABLE GROUPS TO CARE

IMPACTS OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT'S MEDICAID EXPANSION ON INSURANCE COVERAGE AND ACCESS TO CARE

STATES EXPANDING MEDICAID SEE SIGNIFICANT BUDGET SAVINGS AND REVENUE GAINS

MISSISSIPPI DIVISION OF MEDICAID: MEDICAID BRIEFING

Balance Billing

MHAP supports legislation that will help health insurance consumers if they receive an excessively high bill because a physician who treated them in the emergency room or in an unplanned surgical procedure is out of network.
Large unexpected medical bills from an out-of-network health care provider can devastate a family financially.  As health plans embrace tighter networks as a tool for improving quality or reducing premiums, the potential for such bills may grow. While some insurers may protect their plan members in some cases, there is no broad protection from these types of bills.  In the absence of federal protections, states such as Texas have acted to protect consumers.   MHAP supports efforts to limit out-of-pocket expenses for insured patients who seek emergency medical treatments.

BALANCE BILLING: HOW ARE STATES PROTECTING CONSUMERS FROM UNEXPECTED CHARGES?

SURPRISE OUT-OF-NETWORK MEDICAL BILLS: GRID OF STATE LEGISLATIVE SOLUTIONS

GETTING STARTED ON SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS: AN ADVOCATE'S GUIDE

Health System Transformation

MHAP is committed to systemic healthcare reform and supports efforts to seek accessible and affordable healthcare for all. We understand that an integral part of this effort includes the equitable distribution of healthcare benefits with special attention to the number of uninsured individuals in our nation, particularly vulnerable populations.

HB 1090: CREATING FRAUD AND PROFITS WHILE SCAPEGOATING MEDICAID

UNDERSTANDING MEDICAID HOSPITAL PAYMENTS AND THE IMPACT OF RECENT POLICY CHANGES

PAYMENT METHODS AND BENEFIT DESIGNS | URBAN INSTITUTE

UNDERSTANDING THE CONSUMER ENROLLMENT EXPERIENCE IN FEDERALLY FACILITATED MARKETPLACES