Report: Mississippi among states with an increase in the number of uninsured

February 10, 2016 in Health, News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has […]

Federal health care sign-ups pass 1 million mark

December 30, 2013 in Health, News

HONOLULU (AP) — The government’s rehabilitated health insurance website has seen a December surge in customer sign-ups, pushing enrollment past the 1 million mark, the Obama administration says. Combined with […]

Chaney says gov. hands control to feds

January 17, 2013 in Health, News, Statewide News

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is handing control of a state health insurance exchange over to the federal government by trying to block creation of a state-run exchange, Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney told the governor in a letter.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter, and in it, Chaney tells Bryant, a fellow Republican, that the federal government will run an exchange in Mississippi if the state does not create its own.

“Phil, there is simply no legitimate reason to impede the development of a state-based exchange in this point in time,” Chaney wrote.