As of Monday, the coverage offered through MississippiiCare has expanded to the entire state.
According to the Mississippicare website, Mississippis health care system covers all Mississippians, regardless of income.
As of Sunday, the state has offered a comprehensive plan for people who qualify and is available for both private and public insurance plans.
The plan covers the following health services: hospitalization, prescription drugs, outpatient care, emergency care, dental, vision, and emergency services.
The program also covers some community services such as job training, mentoring and vocational rehabilitation.
For people who have a pre-existing condition, the MississipiCare plan covers their first two weeks of coverage at no cost to them.
Those with a family history of cancer and heart disease will have to pay a fee to be covered.
For more coverage, go to the new coverage page.
Health insurers will not be able to offer coverage to anyone who is uninsured, according to the department of public safety.
The state’s Department of Human Services said Mississippins Medicaid program is the only way Mississippiaans will be able access the coverage.
“It will help Mississippans with medical needs,” said spokesperson Melissa Linder.
“That is why we have expanded to all Mississipians, and why we are expanding to cover those with pre-existing conditions.”
The new coverage will be offered through the Mississips insurance company, the insurance company that serves the community health centers, the government of the state, and the Department of Public Safety.
The federal government also is offering the coverage, but has not yet issued a state-specific waiver.
If you have questions about Mississippias new insurance program, please call the Mississiptis insurance department at (912) 599-2700 or email [email protected]