Become a Supporter
We, as individuals and organizations living and serving in communities across the southern United States, believe that everyone should be able to access and afford quality health coverage. Unfortunately, southerners are more likely to be uninsured (15%) compared to individuals living in the rest of the country (10%). As members of Southerners for Medicaid Expansion, we will lift up the stories and struggles of all marginalized communities in our states until the security of affordable health coverage is within reach for everyone.
By joining Southerners 4 Medicaid Expansion, you are signaling your solidarity to the coalition's goal of working to close the coverage gap in the United States.
As a member of Southerners for Medicaid Expansion, you will:
- Receive a bi-annual update on health advocacy efforts across the South.
- Receive timely calls to action for campaigns in your state.
- Be invited to networking opportunities with other community based organizations across the South.
Contact Your Officials
After weeks of negotiation in Congress, the Build Back Better Reconciliation Bill passed through the House of Representatives with a provision that will close the coverage gap through 2025, for 2.2 million Americans in the 12 states that haven’t expanded Medicaid.
We are so close! To get it over the finish line we must turn our attention to President Biden and the Senate and urge them to see this process through and pass the bill.