Polling data repeatedly shows that healthcare affordability is the top issue that state residents, on both sides of the political aisle, want their policymakers to work on.
Mississippi's Healthcare Affordability State Policy Scorecard identifies areas where the state is doing well and areas where it can improve. As the scorecard shows, Mississippi policymakers have a robust toolset they can use to ensure all residents have affordable coverage that features consumer-friendly cost-sharing and premiums that reflect the efficient delivery of healthcare and fair healthcare pricing.
Mississippi has relatively low healthcare spending per person, but ranks among the worst in the nation for percentage of residents reporting affordability problems. Immediate policymaker attention is required.
Our companion document, Healthcare Affordability State Policy Checklist, provides a quick overview of the actions Mississippi still needs to take.