Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

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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State insurance chief disputes report he’s putting Exchange on hold

July 13, 2012

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Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney is puzzled by a story in another newspaper Friday reporting that he will wait until after the November elections to do further work on a state health insurance exchange for individuals and businesses as part of the Affordable Care Act. “I want to make it clear that my position regarding […]

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