July 19, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) released the following statement regarding Humana’s extension of federal exchange coverage to the 36 Mississippi counties that were originally excluded from the health plans available under the Federally - facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace:
“I am pleased by Humana’s decision to extend coverage to the 36 counties in Mississippi that were originally excluded from Mississippi’s health exchange, including 16 in the Second District. Prior to this announcement I was deeply concerned about the availability of coverage to our state, and remained committed to working with the State and Administration on solving this issue. The Second District would have been severely affected without a federally- facilitated exchange and over 30,000 of our most vulnerable citizens would have remained uninsured. Each Mississippian deserves quality, affordable and accessible healthcare coverage. I urge other insurance companies to follow Humana’s lead in offering affordable health insurance options to Mississippians,” said Thompson.