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Lawyer, former Ole Miss football standout leads Baptist Health Systems’ board

By LYNN LOFTON Well known attorney, community leader and former Ole Miss football standout Arthur F. “Skip” Jernigan, Jr. is the new chairman of the board of trustees of Baptist Health Systems. A nine-year member of the board, he is a partner with Jernigan, Copeland & Anderson law firm in Ridgeland. Jernigan, who’s practiced law since 1972, says the role of ...

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Exit polls: Voters dissatisfied with Obama administration, economy

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Republican Thad Cochran, in winning a seventh term in the U.S. Senate, fared well among those who disapproved of President Barack Obama’s performance and who felt the economy has been getting worse, according to final results of exit polling conducted for The Associated Press and television networks. Cochran surmounted a bitter GOP primary against tea party favorite ...

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Medicaid expansion rejection could cost Mississippi hospitals $152 million in annual losses

Under the soon-to-be-enacted Affordable Health Care Act, Mississippi hospitals lose $152 million annually in federal money to help cover the cost of treating uninsured patients. The hundreds of millions of new federal dollars Mississippi would get through an expansion of Medicaid to a quarter-million uninsured adults had been seen as the way to offset the $152 million loss. But it’s ...

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Insurance chief urges governor to delay Medicaid expansion decision

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney is advising Gov. Phil Bryant not to act hastily in committing either way on a federal offer to expand Medicaid to tens of thousands of uninsured Mississippians. “We have asked the governor to refrain from committing to anything for the time being,” Chaney said, calling for more time to explore the state’s options. Just after ...

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