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Advocates of low-income residents decry failure to expand Medicaid

JACKSON — Groups supporting low-income Mississippi residents said yesterday that elected officials are ignoring 300,000 people and refusing billions of federal dollars by choosing not to expand Medicaid in one of the poorest states in the nation. If the state were to extend Medicaid, as allowed under the health overhaul that President Barack Obama signed into law, many low-wage workers ...

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State's Medicaid enrollment growing, spurred by Affordable Care Act

JACKSON — Mississippi’s Medicaid enrollment has grown since January, even as top elected officials continue to oppose expanding the program. Medicaid director David Dzielak told legislative budget writers Friday that the biggest reason for the enrollment increase is a new type of income calculation. He said that under the federal health overhaul law, the Affordable Care Act, administrators are now ...

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United Healthcare set to take over CHIP

Approximately 67,000 Mississippi children currently are enrolled in the program The state’s youth healthcare program will have a new insurance provider beginning at midnight on Jan. 1, 2010. Approximately 67,000 Mississippi children currently enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) administered by the state division of Medicaid will transfer to coverage provided by UnitedHealthcare of Mississippi. Blue Cross Blue ...

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UnitedHealthcare chosen for CHIP

JACKSON — UnitedHealthcare by AmeriChoice has been selected by Mississippi’s State and School Employees Health Insurance Management Board to be the state’s partner in its Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). When the new policy begins in Jan. 2010, UnitedHealthcare will be the exclusive health plan for approximately 65,000 children throughout Mississippi who are enrolled in CHIP. “Particularly in these challenging ...

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