These 8 states are uniting to fight for healthcare, racial justice and the future of the South. We are in the shared struggle to fight for our families, neighbors and communities.
Healthcare Can’t Wait
The South has the nation’s highest uninsured rates, overwhelming rates of poverty, chronic health conditions, and racial health inequities. Southerners are organizing to show the nation that we can unite to ensure affordable healthcare for our people and fight the legacy of slavery and racial injustice that has plagued our region.
Uniting to Expand
With only 12 states left to expand Medicaid, Southerners from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and South Carolina are uniting in the shared struggle to expand Medicaid for our essential workers, our communities of color and our uninsured families and children.
Need for Care
There has never been a more dire moment for the Southerners for Medicaid Expansion coalition to unite and fight for our people. The South has the nation’s highest uninsured rates, overwhelming rates of poverty, chronic health conditions, and racial health inequities.
With over 1.5 million COVID-19 cases, and 49 rural hospital closures since 2014, expanding Medicaid would allow nearly 7 million people who are uninsured to gain coverage in these eight states that have denied health coverage to their residents.
Jessica, Brenda, Jeff. These are the names of Southerners who died because they couldn’t afford the health care they needed. Their names matter and so do their stories. Share your story with us today and join us in the fight for our lives.
On October 1, 2020 eight states united in an act of Southern solidarity and remembrance to honor the people who have died and those who continue to suffer from the denial of affordable healthcare.
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