“We are sick and tired of being sick and tired.” – Fannie Lou Hamer (1964)

Medicaid Expansion is vital in providing healthcare to those in need. Expanding Medicaid in Black communities has been proven to drastically increase the number of individuals with health insurance and reduce the uninsured population, providing greater access to primary health care and preventive services.

Black Voters Matter’s “Sick and Tired” campaign aims to rally Black voters, young people, grassroots organizers, and policymakers to advocate for Medicaid expansion and increased access to equitable and affordable healthcare in Black and rural communities. Learn more here.

This phrase, coined by civil rights activist, Fannie Lou Hamer, describes the frustration and exhaustion experienced by marginalized people due to persistent racial injustice, discrimination, and inequality.

More access. More affordability. More advocates. 

  • We need more access to equitable and affordable health care.
  • We need more affordable health care options for everyday people.
  • We need more advocates who are willing to protect and stand up for Black communities.