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

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… […]

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Groups race to hire, train ’Obamacare’ guides

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… […]