Presents new national and state data showing how cutting Medicaid would harm seniors, people with disabilities, their families, state workers, and the long-term care infrastructure.
Last week, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour said, “There’s nobody in Mississippi that does not have access to health care.”
As a Native Mississippian, I truly cannot understand how Governor Barbour can outright lie like that. Saying that everyone in Mississippi has access to care is just not true—an estimated 18 percent of state’s population is uninsured.
Provides new national and state data on how many Americans have out-of-pocket health care spending that exceeds caps created by the Affordable Care Act.
Protecting Seniors and People with Disabilities: Why It Is Important to Preserve the Maintenance of Effort Requirement in the Affordable Care Act
Discusses how stripping the maintenance of effort requirement from the Affordable Care Act will negatively affect Medicaid enrollees, their families, and their state economies.
Explores the many ways the Affordable Care Act helps eliminate health disparities by improving access to health care for communities of color.
Learn why expanding home- and community-based care is cost-effective in the long run and how states can do it using two new Medicaid options in the Affordable Care Act.
Anne Brooks is a nun and a physician who is attempting to change the lives of lower-income members of her community—one doctor’s visit at a time. She’s been working out of a small clinic in Mississippi for over 27 years, treating people who are often uninsured and can’t pay their medical bills. Because Congress passed comprehensive health reform this year, however, she has hope that things will start looking up soon.
Discusses the gaps in the current health coverage system in each state and explains how the Affordable Care Act will fill those gaps and help state residents.