Black communities are facing a healthcare crisis. As of 2021, 12 states have not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wyoming. Black Voters Matter is launching the Sick and Tired Campaign to raise awareness around the current cost of healthcare and lack of access in our communities.
Access to healthcare is a fundamental right. Data shows that Medicaid expansion improves access to preventive care and even has positive economic effects, such as creating jobs and reducing uncompensated care costs. The toolkit material below will help amplify this important message and give your networks an opportunity to join in to make a difference for Black communities in need of affordable health care.
Lingering disparities in our healthcare system disproportionately impact Black voters. Data shows that Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than White women, and Black people visit emergency rooms for mental health issues at nearly twice the national average.
Black communities deserve access to widespread affordable healthcare, and the data shows that Medicaid expansion is a key pathway to ensuring a more equitable health care system.
Join @Black Voters Matter Sick and Tired Campaign to become an advocate for Medicaid expansion: https://blackvotersmatterfund.org/sickandtired/
📢Access to affordable and equitable health care is a human right, not a luxury. I’m taking action with @Black Voters Matter Sick and Tired campaign because I’m standing up for Medicaid expansion in Black communities.
Investing in Medicaid is a vital step towards addressing the existing health disparities that put our loved ones at increased risk of medical emergencies, maternal mortality, local hospital closures 🏥, and a lack of access to essential health services.
I’m pledging to be an advocate for Black health care, because we deserve to thrive and live healthy and fulfilling lives. If you're with me, click the link below for action steps you can take today. https://blackvotersmatterfund.org/sickandtired/
🚨In Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wyoming, lawmakers still haven’t taken much-needed action to expand Medicaid.
@Black Voters Matter is launching the Sick and Tired campaign to bring awareness to the critical need for equitable and affordable healthcare in economically disadvantaged Black neighborhoods.
I’m taking action with them because access to healthcare is a human right, and we need more advocates who are willing to protect and stand up for our communities ✊🏾. Join us today by pledging to stand up for affordable healthcare. https://blackvotersmatterfund.org/sickandtired/
🚨 We are in a #StateofEmergency because too many Black voters are living without access to safe and affordable health care options. I’m pledging to be an advocate with @Black Voters Matter Sick And Tired campaign to raise awareness for the urgent need to expand affordable healthcare access in our communities.
Get involved today at https://blackvotersmatterfund.org/sickandtired/
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The impact of #MedicaidExpansion in Black communities ⬇️
💡Proven to drastically increase the number of individuals with health insurance
⚕️Creates jobs and economic opportunities
🏥 Provides greater access to primary and preventive health care
It's time to #ExpandMedicaid NOW.
Black voters deserve to live healthy and fulfilling lives with widespread access to quality healthcare. #MedicaidExpansion in our communities will increase the number of insured individuals and cut unexpected healthcare costs. #BlackHealthcareMatters - become an advocate today.
Black communities deserve access to equitable and affordable health care. Inaction on Medicaid expansion hurts our communities the most, leading to outcomes like hospital closures🏥, limited access to treatment🩺, and higher rates of mental health issues. We must #ExpandMedicaid.
📢Racism is a public health crisis, and inaction on #Medicaid expansion hurts Black communities the most, leading to outcomes like hospital closures🏥, limited access to treatment🩺, and higher rates of mental health issues.
I’m getting involved with @BlackVotersMtr to use my voice to be an advocate to protect and stand up for Black communities. Join me today at https://blackvotersmatterfund.org/sickandtired/ #BlackHealthcareMatters
Expanding #Medicaid in Black communities has been proven to drastically increase the number of individuals with health insurance and provide greater access to primary and preventive care🏥. I’m stepping up as an advocate to champion healthcare access and affordability in our communities.
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📢We need more advocates who are willing to protect and stand up for Black communities. Racism is a public health crisis, and we see it everywhere from disproportionate maternal mortality rates to high percentages of mental health visits and intergenerationally transmitted stressors that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Too many of our loved ones are living without access to affordable health care - join the movement with @blackvotersmtr to champion healthcare access. Visit https://blackvotersmatterfund.org/sickandtired/ to get involved. #BVMSickAndTired #FreedomIsHealthcare
🚨We are in a state of emergency because too many Black voters are living without access to safe and affordable health care options. @Blackvotersmtr is launching the #BVMSickAndTired campaign to spread awareness about the need for Medicaid expansion.
Access to equitable and affordable healthcare is key to ensuring that our loved ones can thrive and live healthy, fulfilling lives. Join me in becoming an advocate today. #BlackHealthcareMatters