Southern Bath Products attract customer senses with affordable natural products

Ever noticed that the longer the list of ingredients on a personal care product, the higher the price? And that the higher price and long list of unpronounceable names of chemicals doesn’t mean the product will actually perform as advertised? That was the experience of Southern Bath Products owner Kim Thornton, who was looking for […]

Palazzo opposes Medicaid expansion to cover health care reform

HATTIESBURG — Freshman U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo says Mississippi should not expand Medicaid to cover more people under the federal health care overhaul. Speaking to constituents at a luncheon in Hattiesburg, Palazzo said he agrees with Gov. Phil Bryant, a fellow Republican, that the state can’t afford to expand Medicaid, even with the federal government […]

WISEMAN: The Obamacare day of reckoning is at hand

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 […]

Senators file amicus brief challenging health care reform

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss) are among 43 Senators who have filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a multi-state legal challenge to a federal mandate that individuals must purchase health insurance. The amicus brief was filed with the Supreme Court Monday in support […]

Contractor admits guilt to aiding, abetting embezzlement

OXFORD — A building contractor pleaded guilty yesterday to participating in a kickback scheme involving the South Delta Regional Housing Authority, which promotes affordable housing for the poor in the impoverished Mississippi Delta. Court records show Jimmy Johnson pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Oxford to aiding and abetting embezzlement. Johnson and housing agency […]

Craft helping to give more choice with healthcare reform

While some states have balked at setting up a health insurance exchange (HIE) that is part of the healthcare reforms, in Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has supported an exchange designed to make it easier for people to shop online for health insurance policies before it was made part of health care reform legislation. Since 2007 […]

Healthcare changes are a-coming

by Published: October 9,2011

Tags: healthcare, Ike Trotter, MBJ column

Unless reversed through some miraculous political turn of events in the coming days, the era of Obamacare is getting closer at hand. Like it or not, here are a few major and minor adjustments to keep you abreast of what is in store for not only 2012, but 2013 and 2014, as well. And if […]

Senators join legal brief to overturn healthcare reform

by Published: May 15,2011

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are among 44 Republican Senators who this week jointly filed a legal brief in support of a multi-state lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the healthcare reform law enacted last year. The Mississippi lawmakers are part of an amicus brief filed May 11 with the […]

Finding affordable health insurance

The Affordable Health Care Act is laden with provisions to help consumers with their insurance until 2014 By Tim Turner – contributor Michael Story can’t tell you what impact healthcare reform will have on the future of the insurance industry in Mississippi. All he knows is that because of measures it already has in place, […]

Cochran co-sponsors bill to kill healthcare reform provision

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) voted to repeal a section of the year-old healthcare reform law that would have required businesses, local governments, churches and charities to file Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 1099 forms for transactions totaling more than $600 a year. The Senate voted 87-12 April 5 to fully repeal the IRS […]

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