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Health Care Forums Wrap Up May 22nd

by Julie H. on Friday, May 10, 2013

The American Heart Association is working to improve health care coverage for low-income families and individuals; it is critically important to our efforts in making Mississippi healthier through Medicaid. Medicaid is an important lifeline for low-income patients to receive the care that they so desperately need. Moreover, increased coverage is the gateway to improving public health and reducing the chronic disease burden in Mississippi.

We are at a critical point in this fight, which is why we have joined forces with various organizations to create the Mississippi Health Care Access coalition. Several partner organizations include the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Catholic Charities, Forest General Hospital, and the Mississippi Economic Policy Center just to name a few. Together, we advocate for better access and quality of health care for Mississippians. By expanding health care to more Mississippians, we will create a healthier state and workforce. In turn, we'll save lives and money.  

Coalition partners are holding public education forums across the state to educate the public and lawmakers on the need to expand health care coverage for Mississippians. There are several forums left.

  • May 11th – Tupelo and Meridian
  • May 14th – Vicksburg
  • May 16th – Moss Points and Pass Christian
  • May 18th – Greenville and Columbus
  • May 22nd – Jackson

If you're interested in attending, contact us at gsa.advocacy@heart.org.

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