HPV legislation in Mississippi

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Women in Government Ratings

Women in Government, a non-profit network of state level women legislators, receives significant funding from the pharmaceutical industry, including Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, and Digene Corporation -- all with products related to HPV vaccination and testing. According to their report, "The 'State' of Cervical Cancer Prevention in America - 2008" [1]:


POPULATION: 2,910,540


Incidence & Mortality (2008 Score / 2007 Score)

  • Cervical Cancer Incidence Rate: 9.7/100,000 (1/ 0)
  • Cervical Cancer Incidence Rate/Race: White: 7.8, Black: 13.9
  • Cervical Cancer Mortality Rate: 3.7/100,000 (1 / 1)
  • Cervical Cancer Mortality Rate/Race: White: 2.2, Black: 7.5


Screening (2008 Score / 2007 Score)

  • Cervical Cancer Screening Rate: 84% (1 / 1)
  • Cervical Cancer Screening Rate/Race: White: 82.8%, Black: 86.3%
  • % Uninsured/Unscreened: 24.7% (1 / 1)
  • Medicaid Coverage HPV Testing: Unrestricted (2 / 2)


Healthcare Access (2008 Score / 2007 Score)

  • Rate Uninsured Women: 20% (1 / 0)
  • % Low Income/Uninsured Women: 35%


Policy Initiatives and Infrastructure (2008 Score / Cumulative Score (2005–2008)

Screening Requirements (0 / 0)

  • There are no new screening requirements.

Task Forces (0 / 1)

  • There is no new cervical cancer prevention task force legislation.

Access to HPV Vaccines (1 / 1)

  • HB 895 would require female children to be immunized against HPV before they are enrolled in 6th grade; provide Medicaid coverage of the HPV vaccine for women ages 19–26; and require health benefit plans to cover the HPV vaccine for girls and women 9–26; died in committee.

HPV Vaccine Information Programs (0 / 0)

  • There is no HPV vaccine information activity.

Miscellaneous (0 / 2)

  • There is no new miscellaneous cervical cancer prevention activity.


Annual Ratings

  • 2008: Good (12 out of 22 points)
  • 2007: Very Good (13 out of 18 points)


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References

  1. "The 'State' of Cervical Cancer Prevention in America - 2008", Women in Government