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Mississippi doctors, hospitals take different stands on Medicaid expansion

June 20, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — With a legislative showdown expected any day now over expanding Medicaid to about 300,000 of the state’s uninsured working poor, the Mississippi State Medical Association has declared that Mississippi’s uninsured deserve medical care but cautioned “a Medicaid expansion may perpetuate a broken system.” The official MSMA statement is clear in expressing what […]

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American Family Association files motion for injunction against Affordable Care Act

March 20, 2013

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Liberty Institute and the Center for Religious Expression says its client, Tupelo-based American Family Association (AFA) has filed a motion and brief for a preliminary injunction against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The motion was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, Aberdeen Division. AFA owns […]

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Hospital execs strike urgent note with time running out for Medicaid plan

March 11, 2013

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The Mississippi Legislature is set to adjourn April 7 with no deal in sight on a federal offer to expand Medicaid. The ticking clock has executives of hospitals around the state worried that time will expire and hospitals and the entire health care sector will suffer the consequences, putting about 9,000 jobs at risk. Ahead […]

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Ranks of Bryant’s Medicaid holdout partners thins as Fla.’s Scott takes deal

February 21, 2013

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The number of governors refusing to accept the federal offer of hundreds of millions of dollars for expanding Medicaid to their state’s working poor is dwindling, with Florida Gov. Rick Scott Wednesday joining Ohio’s Gov. John Kasich and Michigan’s Rick Snyder in accepting the offer. More than two dozen governors continue to hold out against […]

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Center for Justice: Bryant lacks real awareness of health care needs

January 25, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant’s pronouncement last week that hospital emergency room access ensures that all Mississippians have health care reflects a poor understanding of how healthcare works for many of the state’s families, the Mississippi Center for Justice says. Replying to Bryant’s statement in an interview with Kaiser Health News, the public-interest law firm also criticized […]

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(VIDEO) Gov. Phil Bryant remarks on healthcare exchange

January 7, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant comments on the upcoming healthcare exchange and responds to state insurance commissioner Mike Chaney’s earlier comments about its implementation in Mississippi.

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Fate of insurance exchange unclear as Bryant, Chaney feud over control

January 3, 2013

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  JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s proposed health insurance exchange is in limbo because of a dispute between the governor and the insurance commissioner. Gov. Phil Bryant and Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, both Republicans, disagree about which of them has authority to create a plan and submit it for federal approval. An exchange is an […]

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Award for worst national news flub of year goes to…

December 13, 2012

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Remember the morning of the “Individual Mandate” fiasco back in July? News producers at CNN and Fox News certainly do. Now it’s time for them to wince anew. The Poynter Institute, a journalism think tank and training center, has given the two news networks “error of the year” distinction for reports that the U.S. Supreme […]

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White House tells Mississippi, Medicaid expansion is ‘all-or-nothing’ deal

December 11, 2012

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Mississippi and other states reluctant to accept full participation in the Affordable Health Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid learned today they can forget about gaining a full share of Obamacare funding. Gov. Phil Bryant and Republican leaders in the Legislature have insisted the state won’t join in the expansion of Medicaid to cover more than […]

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UPDATED: Sorry, gov — Mississippi takes first steps to join Affordable Care Act

November 14, 2012

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  The very thing Gov. Phil Bryant had hoped not to see occurred Wednesday: Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney submitted the state’s plan for a health insurance exchange to the federal government, moving the state closer to participation in President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Chaney calls his submittable a blueprint for a free market exchange […]

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