The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Applauds State Lawmakers for a Vote on Legislation That Aims to Expand Health Care Coverage

We look forward to continuing a robust policy conversation about addressing our state’s health care crisis that affects over 200,000 low-income Mississippians

February 27, 2024

The following is a statement by Kimberly Hughes, Mississippi government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.


“Mississippi’s legislative leadership said improving access to health care for low-income working Mississippians would be on the table during the 2024 legislative session and today Speaker White and Chairwoman McGee kept that promise.  We applaud lawmakers’ continued commitment to crafting a Mississippi-based solution to increase health care access and make our state healthier and more prosperous.

“We’re encouraged by today’s historic vote in the House Medicaid Committee as an overwhelming majority of Mississippians across party lines believe the legislature should make a deal to expand Medicaid.”

Cancer patients and survivors caught in the coverage gap know all too well that increasing access to health care means comprehensive coverage for screenings, medications, and life-saving treatments. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will continue to work with state legislators to find a solution that eliminates our state’s coverage gap.



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