Posts Tagged ‘Affordable Care Act’

Few issues are more important for the state than healthcare

There are few issues that are more important or pressing for Mississippi businesses and consumers than the question of health care. As most of us are aware, the Magnolia State ranks far down the list in terms of the health of our population. Obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer — these are generally more impacting on […] [...]

State analysis pinpoints state share of Medicaid expansion through 2025

A math problem with a very big human element. That is a description an executive with the Mississippi Hospital Association recently gave the question of whether the state should expand its Medicaid rolls to include several hundred thousand of Mississippi low-income residents. The math part of the question came closer to an answer last week […] [...]

Analysis: Coffee, tea and punditry from Barbour

In some scenarios, Haley Barbour would have been traveling the United States these days as the Republican nominee for president. Instead, he’s on the sidelines doing what he does best — dispensing political advice for GOP loyalists. Since finishing his second term as Mississippi governor in January, Barbour has been in demand as a talk […] [...]

Health summit a tool for small business

Mark A. McComb is a pretty smart guy. As associate professor of management sciences at Mississippi College, he knows a little more than the average guy about our nation’s health care system. He also is aware that many are not ready for implementation of parts of the Affordable Heath Care Act that are scheduled for […] [...]

Analysis of Medicaid expansion under final review

Economic experts are reviewing a completed state study examining the fiscal implications for Mississippi in expanding Medicaid rolls under federal Affordable Care Act. In the balance is an infusion of $9 billion of federal money into Mississippi’s health care sector to help fund an expansion of Medicaid eligibly to include at least 250,000 low-and-moderate-income working […] [...]

October 1, 2012- Ricky Nobile

by Published: September 28,2012

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

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Bryant seeks to limit role of government

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

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

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 […] [...]

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