Group works on Mississippi health insurance enrollment

March 31, 2014 in Health, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — In an office building a couple blocks north of the state Capitol, employees at the nonprofit Mississippi Health Advocacy Program worked Monday to help state residents […]

AP poll: Obama health care overhaul top 2013 story

December 31, 2013 in Health, News

By DAVID CRARY The Associated Press [su_slider source="media: 99993956,99993957,99993958,99993959,99993960,99993961,99993962,99993963,99993964,99993955" link="image" target="blank" width="720" height="600" title="no" autoplay="5500"] NEW YORK (AP) — The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was the […]

Must enroll by December 23 to begin health coverage under Obamacare on January 1

December 4, 2013 in Health, News, Statewide News

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, […]

148 Mississippians have signed up for Obamacare since Oct. 1 launch

November 15, 2013 in Health, News

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. […]

Obama announces grace period plan for canceled insurance policies

November 14, 2013 in Health, News, Top Stories

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 […]

“Cover Mississippi”, kickoff campaign launches this Friday at Metro Mall

November 12, 2013 in Health, News

Coalition to help people understand and signup for “Obamacare” (for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act)   Anyone interested in understanding “Obamacare” or shopping for health insurance options will […]

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…

Groups race to hire, train ’Obamacare’ guides

September 12, 2013 in Health, News, Top Stories

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…