Advocates for Medicaid expansion join forces with other southern states citing the need

September 1, MPB, Desare Frazier – Healthcare advocates think the coronavirus pandemic may encourage Mississippi’s Republican majority led legislature to expand Medicaid. Roy Mitchell is with Mississippi Health Advocacy Program. He says they’re working with seven other states that haven’t expanded Medicaid, including Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee, to promote the issue.”We’ve seen other states, in fact, deeply conservative states like Oklahoma and Missouri expand Medicaid despite years of opposition. With Covid 19 cases rising, and Mississippi suffering some of the worst death rates, the stabilization of out healthcare system is paramount to us,” said Mitchell.

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