Posts Tagged ‘Affordable Care Act’

October 1, 2012- Ricky Nobile

by Ricky Nobile Published: September 28,2012

Tags: Affordable Care Act, healthcare, Medicaid, Mississippi, Phil Bryant

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Bryant seeks to limit role of government

by Emily W. Pettus Published: August 19,2012

Tags: Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama, healthcare, Phil Bryant

First-term Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant makes no apologies about his belief in small government and his pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps philosophy. That’s made the Rankin County Republican popular with Tea Party groups his first seven months in office, but could cause heartburn for people who believe government can play a substantial role in making life better. Lawmakers might […] [...]

Experts: Troublesome nursing faculty shortage to get worse

by Clay Chandler Published: August 12,2012

Tags: Affordable Care Act, nursing, University of Mississippi Medical Center

As different parts of the Affordable Care Act begin to take effect, it could exacerbate an existing problem in Mississippi. Already there isn’t enough faculty to teach nurses to meet existing demand. Nursing professionals say the shortage will deepen if the gap between private sector pay and that of academia isn’t closed at least somewhat. […] [...]

Tough decisions are ahead for our health

by Marty Wiseman Published: July 29,2012

Tags: Affordable Care Act, health care, Medicaid expansion, Obamacare

Recent focus on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as many have come to call it, has mainly been on the expanded Medicaid provisions, especially the requirement that individual states create insurance exchanges as means of making insurance markets more readily available to consumers. There are some tough decisions ahead. Data from a number of […] [...]

Economist: Medicaid expansion must be examined

An analysis state economist Bob Neal says is the most important he has ever undertaken will help state leaders decide whether to accept billions in federal funding to cover a quarter-million or more Mississippians who lack health insurance. Though Neal views his analysis as critical to the decision before policy makers, it is uncertain how […] [...]

Insurance commissioner continuing health exchange work

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney insists reports are false that he has put the brakes on further work on a state health insurance exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act until after the November elections. “I want to make it clear that my position regarding the Health Insurance Exchange has not changed,” Chaney said […] [...]

Affordable Care Act’s taxing nature poorly hidden

Pepper Crutcher, a labor and employment law attorney in Balch & Bingham’s Jackson office, finished reading Chief Justice John G. Roberts’ opinion on the Affordable Care Act by mid-morning of its June 28 issuance. One clear conclusion, according to Crutcher, is that Roberts knows a tax when he sees one. Call Obamacare’s health-care mandate whatever […] [...]

WISEMAN: The Obamacare day of reckoning is at hand

by Marty Wiseman Published: April 8,2012

Tags: Affordable Care Act, American Journal of Medicine, Barack Obama, Obamacare

A few weeks ago we marked the second anniversary of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the comprehensive health care legislation that has come to be called “Obamacare.” This label was intended as derogatory by the Republicans, but has now been embraced by the President’s re-election campaign as a badge of honor. Coinciding with this […] [...]

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