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Three insurers selling in state on health care reform website

JACKSON — Three companies are now selling health insurance in Mississippi through a federal website created under the health overhaul that President Barack Obama signed into law. That’s up from two in the state last year. A three-month annual enrollment period started Saturday for consumers seeking coverage through the online marketplace, or health exchange. It’s an option for those who ...

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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 Mississippians than in many other ...

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Time Magazine takes extensive look at Mississippi’s sex ed effort

Mississippi’s new school sex education effort to reverse a teen pregnancy rate that exceeds that of all other states is highlighted in a lengthy story in the current issue of Time Magazine. The magazine notes the mixed nature of the curriculum, with some districts opting to “abstinence only” instruction often led by local pastors and an “abstinence-plus” instruction that that ...

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Health Policy Center, medical groups study Medicaid expansion

No one is entirely sure of the fiscal implications of either rejecting or accepting the federal government’s offer to help the state expand its Medicaid rolls to include about 250,000 uninsured adults, effectively cutting in half the number of uninsured Mississippians. The fiscal picture could come closer into focus in coming weeks as the Center for Mississippi Health Policy and ...

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