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Each day that @govbilllee delays Medicaid expansion leads to more health inequity that disproportionately affects communities of color and rural communities who are already unjustly underserved #BlackHealthMatters #ExpandMedicaid 1/7
Lack of insurance and unmanaged chronic conditions have led to significant racial health disparities in COVID-19 deaths in Tennessee. Medicaid expansion is a lifeline to adequate preventive and acute care. Expansion would provide funding for resources #BlackHealthMatters 2/7
The number of uninsured Tennesseans who would be covered by Medicaid expansion is growing. 300,000 uninsured Tennesseans and approximately 86,000 additional Tennesseans will be in the coverage gap in the next 6 months #ExpandMedicaidTN 3/7
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For far too long, Black people have been subjected to systemic racism baked into American systems, and healthcare is no exception. Black people have been faced with disparities in health care and health outcomes for decades. #BlackHealthMatters #ExpandMedicaid 1/8
Eliminating racially-motivated barriers to health care must be a top priority for Tennessee. Health justice is racial justice. Focusing on improving Black health is integral to the rectification of our state’s history of racism. #BlackHealthMatters #ExpandMedicaid 2/8
Health equity is impacted by a history of damaging policies that contribute to the social determinants of health, and we believe that improving access to affordable healthcare is an important part of the process of reversing the disparities that racism has created 3/8
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Rest in power Lorie
A year ago we went to @sendavidperdue office to talk healthcare. Lorie told Perdue's aides that she was unable to receive Medicaid (not old enough) & fell in the insurance gap for the ACA & that she worried about what
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. would happen if she got really sick. We asked the aides what Sen. Perdue was going to do about this. What was his plan? The only statement we could get was "Sen. Perdue doesn't think the ACA is the way to go." Okay, what does he propose? Crickets. 2/3
Lorie passed away early this morning after a short illness that was treatable if she'd had health insurance. The hospital and doctors worked to get her approved for Medicaid but too little, too late. Bob, our sincerest condolences. 3/3
#ExpandMedicaid #ProtectOurCare
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Georgia needs to #ExpandMedicaid.

Studies have shown that this will improve outcomes for people with cancer and reduce racial health disparities.

This is personal for me. #gapol
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When I heard of Chadwick Boseman's passing, it hit me hard. My father recently passed due to stage four cancer. Too many people have lost loved ones to this terrible disease, and Black people are disproportionately hurt due to structural inequalities in healthcare & beyond. (2/5) Black hands reaching up with cancer awareness ribbons of dif
My fight for justice for Black lives includes addressing racial health disparities.

In Georgia, we can start by expanding Medicaid, which has been shown to reduce disparities in cancer detection and treatment and improve outcomes for everyone. #gapol #BlackLivesMatter (3/5) A Black hand stitches a piece of fabric.  Text: Medicaid exp
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Welcome to night 2 of our Legislative Focus week over Health Care. Tonights topic will cover different ways our #MoLeg can implement Medicaid expansion once we (hopefully) pass it on August 4th.

Reminder- we can expand Medicaid in Missouri on August 4th by voting @YesOn2MO
Strategy 1: Automatically enroll people from family planning programs.

Many non-expansion states provide low-income adults with limited Medicaid coverage for family-planning services. These states have the information needed to determine eligibility for expansion...
...and to seamlessly enroll them into full Medicaid coverage. Louisiana used this strategy in 2016 and they were able to automatically enroll over 197,000 people.
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Email your state lege p2a.co/cQbnhMw! #ExpandMedicaid W/out Medicaid, Ga lost rural hospitals (see thread) & over 600,000 Georgians remain w/out health insurance. Bring home our health care tax dollars Expand Medicaid now. #NoBudgetCutsGA #GACantWait #MedEx 1/11
Speaker Ralston could have expanded Medicaid. Send him an email p2a.co/cQbnhMw and ask him to #ExpandMedicaid #NoBudgetCuts #GaCantWait 2/11
@GreeneforGa could have expanded Medicaid. Two hospitals closed under his watch! Send him an email p2a.co/cQbnhMw and ask him to #ExpandMedicaid #NoBudgetCuts #GaCantWait 3/11
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The coronavirus outbreak underscores why we need a comprehensive social safety net, like Medicaid expansion and paid sick leave, to catch us when we fall. @ColMorrisDavis @SamEdney4WNC #ncga #ExpandMedicaid Image
We have small businesses who are figuring out how they are going to pay payroll taxes TODAY. There’s been no immediate deferment. How does a business that has been closed for two weeks make payroll AND pay taxes to the federal government?
How do we think this is not going to lead to the pathology of despair, like alcohol addiction, opioid addiction, depression, and suicide?
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“It really is a crisis.” Just like @billiehsutton has always said: Medicaid expansion is a life or death isssue. As the article points out, reimbursement rates also disproportionately affect rural areas. We must #expandmedicaid in SD.
“Deak and other experts say the primary cause of nursing home failures in South Dakota and across the United States is insufficient Medicaid payments to nursing facilities.”
“According to a recent study commissioned by the American Health Care Association in which 28 states supplied data, South Dakota had the lowest Medicaid reimbursement rate at just $131 per day. With the cost to house a patient estimated at $163...”
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