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Mississippi Medicaid expansion unlikely, GOP leaders say

JACKSON — Top Republicans say Mississippi can’t afford to expand its Medicaid program to cover more people under the federal health care overhaul. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld most of the law Thursday. But, it said the federal government can’t withhold Medicaid money from states that choose not to expand Medicaid coverage to more low-income adults. Gov. Phil Bryant says ...

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U.S. Supreme Court upholds key part of Obama health law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul. The decision means the huge overhaul, still only partly in effect, will proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care. The ...

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Could Mississippi's Twin Creeks go the way of Solyndra?

Obama and Barbour have bet on green energy winners and losers Since its declaration of bankruptcy and subsequent FBI raid in early September, solar manufacturing company Solyndra has stayed in the national news, and President Obama has come under fire from Republicans with allegations of crony capitalism. This month the White House refused to provide documents regarding communications with Solyndra ...

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Technology is key to solar success

With the continued controversy over the Obama administration’s support for the now-bankrupt Solyndra, which came weeks after the collapse of Spectrawatt and Evergreen Solar, the renewable energy industry is eagerly watching to see how other U.S. solar manufacturers will fare. Gov. Barbour has branded Mississippi as a green energy leader, and two companies he helped recruit to the state — ...

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AG: State not yet clear of fiasco on foreclosure

Numbers elsewhere increase odds state may have messes to clean up from flawed foreclosures Mississippi banking commissioner John Allison says it appears the state’s real estate and banking sectors will be spared troubled caused elsewhere in the nation by the foreclosure fiasco that started early in the fall. But Attorney General Jim Hood says he doubts Mississippi can escape the ...

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White House to announce mortgage relief

WASHINGTON — After months of criticism that it hasn’t done enough to prevent foreclosures, the Obama administration is expected to announce today a plan to reduce the amount some troubled borrowers owe on their home loans. People briefed on the plan said the effort will let people who owe more on their mortgages than their properties are worth get new ...

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House passes healthcare reform bill

WASHINGTON — A transformative health care bill is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature as Congress takes the final steps in Democrats’ improbable and history-making push for near-universal medical coverage. On the cusp of succeeding where numerous past congresses and administrations have failed, jubilant House Democrats voted 219-212 late Sunday to send legislation to Obama that would extend ...

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