The Mississippi Link Newswire On Monday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report showing that Mississippi can greatly improve access to behavioral health services for its residents by expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Substance use disorders and mental illness are prevalent and serious public health problems in American communities. […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The top budget writer in the Mississippi House says the state’s Medicaid program needs another $52 million during the budget year that ends June 30. Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson also says one way to plug that hole, and to cover other deficits, is to use $66 million in lawsuit settlements […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Former fugitive Gina Palasini arrived in Mississippi this week to face financial fraud charges. Investigators say she ran schemes to take people’s money without delivering on promises to help them obtain government benefits, including those for veterans. The Clarion-Ledger reports 52-year-old Palasini owned several businesses. Victims say she stole their money and […]
A Jackson doctor found guilty of filing more than $12 million in false claims has been sentenced to 168 months (14 years) in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.
Dr. Cassandra Faye Thomas was sentenced in U.S. District Court Friday for a variety of charges including wire fraud to conspiracy.
JACKSON – (AP) Black lawmakers in Mississippi say they support an expansion of the Medicaid program as part of the federal health care overhaul. The lawmakers, speaking at the state Capitol on July 3, say they will seek legislation to ratify covering more low income adults in the 2013 Legislature. “We, the members of the […]