2012 Annual Policy Conference Hosts National Experts on Health Care Reform and Financial Security & Inclusion

For Immediate Release 
October 25, 2012
       Contact: Krista Buckhalter
Office: (601) 944-9320
                                                                                E-mail: kbuckhalter@mepconline.org
   

JACKSON – Please join the Mississippi Economic Policy Center (MEPC) for our 2012 Annual Policy Conference: Promoting Policies for Progress.

Opening Plenary: Mississippi’s Opportunity – Medicaid Expansion
With an estimated 300,000 Mississippians that could be connected to health insurance and new information showing that the expansion will support the creation of 8,000 – 9,000 jobs, Medicaid Expansion serves as both a public health and economic development opportunity not to be missed.

MEPC Director Ed Sivak and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Vice President for Health Policy sit down together and outline the case for the implementation of this important policy across the nation and in Mississippi.  

Who:                  State Experts: Mississippi Economic Policy Center, Mississippi Center for Justice, i-Think Group
                            National Experts: The Aspen Institute*, The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities**

What:  2012 Policy Conference: Promoting Policies for Progress Breakouts

  • The Institutions, Policy and Politics of Medicaid Expansion
  • Creating Economic Opportunity and Building Assets for Working Families
  • Understanding the Intricacies of the State Budget Process and Revenue Options for a Strong State Economy


When:
Friday, October 26, 2012, 9:15 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Where:
Jackson Downtown Marriott, 200 E. Amite Street

The entire conference is open to journalists, and there will be opportunities to ask questions through out the day.

*Educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.

** Washington, D.C. based non-partisan research and policy institute working on federal and state fiscal policies and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income Americans.

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