October 1, 2020

Southerners for Medicaid Expansion

  • 1 Night
  • 8 States
  • 1 Cause

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#South4MedEx

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.

Need for Care

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.

Gaining Coverage

Gaining Coverage

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.

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#SouthernSolidarity

Our Coalition

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.

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Honoring through

Candlelight Vigils

On October 1, 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.  Stacey Abrams and Rev. Dr. William Barber shared inspirational words about the importance of voting in this election.  Healthcare is on the ballot.

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Honoring through

Storytelling

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.  

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Sign our petition

To expand Medicaid in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and South Carolina.

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