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Inequality, Opportunity and Poverty

Published — December 16, 2021

Help us spread the word about Medicaid expansion

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Our latest explanatory enterprise story dives deep into how Medicaid expansion has affected two rural Black communities miles away from one another in neighboring states. Poverty as a result of decisions made at the local, state and national levels has been a decades-long challenge in these communities. Expanding Medicaid would help close the health insurance gap that disproportionately affects communities of color — and it would help create jobs and support the local economy. 

But our work doesn’t stop there. We want to spread the word out about why Medicaid expansion matters to the communities most impacted by the issue. Specifically, people in places like Mississippi, where 78% of those who would become eligible for health insurance with expansion are poor adults without children. 

We’re encouraging readers to use our guide to help us get this information out there. You can download and share it with neighbors, friends, family or social media followers. You can also print and post a copy in your local library, community center or any other place of gathering.

You can view, download or print the PDF guide.

Medicaid Expansion Guide

If you have any questions, ideas or feedback, contact us at tips@publicintegrity.org.

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