Mississippi figures show 61,494 have enrolled in Obamacare exchanges

May 2, 2014 in Health

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — New figures show 61,494 Mississippi residents have signed up for private health insurance using a federal government website, out of more than 117,000 who were eligible. […]

Mississippi House rejects proposal to expand Medicaid

February 21, 2014 in Health, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi House voted Thursday against expanding Medicaid to more than 230,000 uninsured working poor residents. Rep. Cecil Brown, D-Jackson, pushed for expansion as the House […]

Healthcare: What it means to you

November 13, 2013 in Health

Federal judge blocks Gov. Phil Bryant’s executive order in insurance dispute

October 29, 2013 in Health, News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A federal judge Monday blocked Gov. Phil Bryant from compelling Mississippi’s largest health insurer to resume paying its in-network rate to a chain of 10 hospitals.

U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate read a temporary restraining order from the bench saying Bryant didn’t provide enough proof to justify an executive order he issued last week…

AP analysis: Gov. Phil Bryant trusts no part of federal health overhaul

October 8, 2013 in News, Top Stories

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press
JACKSON, Mississippi — If there’s one thing Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant makes perfectly clear, it’s this: He doesn’t like the federal health overhaul.

Whether you call the law by its official name, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or by what Republican Bryant calls it, “Obamacare,” the governor says it’s too invasive and expensive…