Thompson to host CMS Regional Director for district discussion on Affordable Care

 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) announced that he will host Dr. Renard Murray, Regional Administrator for the CMS Atlanta Regional Office, on July 2 2013, in Mississippi. Dr. Murray will discuss Affordable Care exchange implementation and how it will affect Mississippi hospital administrators, physicians, businesses, and other stakeholders.

 “I want Mississippi to succeed, and I am deeply committed to enhancing the healthcare system of our state. There are over half a million uninsured citizens in our state.  I want Mississippi to have every advantage in developing an effective, accessible healthcare system. I am tired of statistics that have Mississippi coming in last when it comes to healthcare. I intend to change the picture of health in our state, and this discussion is another step in that direction,” said Thompson.

Beginning October 1 2013, consumers in all states will be able to choose new, affordable health insurance coverage through a new Health Insurance Marketplace through the Affordable Care Act. Mississippi will participate in a Federally- facilitated Marketplace.


*Two sessions:

·         Session 1 – July 2, 2013, 10:00 AM CDT

             Hospital administrators, physicians and stakeholders

 ·         Session 2 – July 2, 2013, 1:00 PM CDT

            Mississippi business owners


Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University

1230 Raymond Rd, Jackson, MS 39204

(601) 979-1246

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