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Medicaid Expansion Would Help Hard-Working Mississippians, Prevent Hospital Cuts

Medicaid Expansion Would Help Hard-Working Mississippians Get Health Care
Zsolt Nyulaszi
Mississippi leaders only have a few days left in the 2013 legislative session, and they have yet to expand Medicaid for hard-working Mississippians. Access to health care is on the line, especially for more than 39,000 50- to 64-year-old Mississippians who cannot afford health insurance. If you think Medicaid should be expanded in Mississippi, call Governor Bryant and Speaker Gunn at 1-888-333-5757 and tell them.

Thousands of Mississippians have lost their jobs or are struggling in jobs without health insurance. Many don’t have access to affordable health care. Expanding Medicaid would give hard-working families the security of knowing they can get the care they need, and the hospitals that serve them will be able to keep their doors open and prevent staff cuts. It also would give Mississippians access to critical preventative care, so fewer people will be forced to seek expensive emergency room care.

Call 1-888-333-5757 and tell Governor Bryant and Speaker Gunn: Don’t turn your back on hard-working Mississippians. Support Medicaid expansion.

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