October 1, 2020
Southerners for Medicaid Expansion
- 1 Night
- 8 States
- 1 Cause
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.