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Mississippi coalition holds forum to discuss benefits of Medicaid

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A community forum was held on Saturday at The University of Mississippi to discuss the health and economic impact of expanding Medicaid in Mississippi.

The Mississippi Health Care Access Coalition hosted the forum and spoke to a few residents on the benefits of expanding Medicaid.

The coalition believes that under the Affordable Care Act, Mississippi has an opportunity to increase access to health insurance, invest in working families and create thousands of new jobs for Mississippians.

“We just want the opportunity for people to understand what Medicaid expansion would do for the over 300,000 uninsured people that would have access,” said Children’s Defense Fund Program Associate Kim Robinson.

For more information on The Mississippi Health Care Access Coalition, click HERE.

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