Health Coverage

In keeping with MEPC’s approach to make analysis timely and accessible, MEPC is making  information on Medicaid Expansion and health coverage available on this page.

All Reports & Facts Sheets

September 16th, 2015
Mississippi’s improvement in health coverage was not what it could have been in 2014, because the state has not expanded Medicaid coverage to more residents who cannot otherwise afford health insurance. The Census Bureau today released the country’s official data… (read more)
October 28th, 2013
As Mississippians continue to sign up for private health insurance coverage through the federal health insurance exchange, there is one group of Mississippians who are being left out.  Mississippians who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but who don’t… (read more)
September 17th, 2013
Today, the United States Census Bureau released preliminary estimates of the number of Americans with and without health insurance for 2012. These estimates are from the Current Population Survey (CPS), which provides national data on a wide-range of economic issues… (read more)
July 8th, 2013
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June 26th, 2013
A recent study of the effects of Oregon’s Medicaid Expansion has received a lot of attention in Mississippi—and it should.  The Oregon study findings, along with those from other studies, illustrate a number of beneficial outcomes for individuals with access… (read more)
May 28th, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - As fiscal year 2014 approaches, those in the medical field are nervous about how the Affordable Care Act will impact Pine Belt Jobs. (read more)                   Members of the Mississippi Health Care Access Coalition held a press conference… (read more)
May 24th, 2013
Medicaid expansion was the topic of discussion Thursday when hospital executives and health care experts met at Forrest General. Under the new federal health care reform legislation ….(read more)— otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act — states will not… (read more)
May 15th, 2013
This past Sunday marked the start of National Women’s Health Week—an observance that unites communities, businesses, the government, health organizations and other groups in a week-long effort to promote women’s health and its importance. In light of this event, MEPC… (read more)
March 20th, 2013
If we do not expand Medicaid, not only will the state lose an opportunity to create 9,000 jobs and secure our state’s hospitals, it will also create a coverage gap that our state’s low income working families will fall into.… (read more)
March 11th, 2013
graphic by: Jacob Villanueva   To view a copy of MEPC’s written testimony click here.  A summary of the testimony is found below.  Medicaid expansion is a critical economic and public health opportunity that should be implemented in Mississippi.  Six… (read more)