By Lonnie Ross Online Editor The deadline for people to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, that starts on the first day of January 2014, […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says 148 Mississippi residents have selected coverage though a federally run health insurance website that launched Oct. 1. […]
The Associated Press President Obama announced Thursday morning that he will support a plan that allows Americans to keep insurance policies that would otherwise be canceled under the Affordable Care […]
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
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…
In Mississippi, workers will go into rural areas without Internet access to help people with the enrollment and policy-shopping process, which is done online
CARLA K. JOHNSON, The Associated Press
(AP) CHICAGO – With the program known as “Obamacare” only weeks away from its key launch date, hectic preparations are in motion in communities across the country to deal with one of its major practical challenges: hiring and training a small army of instant experts who can explain the intricacies of health insurance to people who’ve never had it…
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.