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States turn to work-arounds on health insurance exchanges

State governments across the country are exploring workarounds to get health exchanges up and running as Republican legislators and tea party protests have blocked state laws to implement this piece of health reform.

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Facts of “Obamacare” in Mississippi beneficial to the state

Dr. Alton Cobb, former director of Mississippi’s Medicaid program, explains how the Affordable Care Act is beneficial to our state.

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Health Care Reform Made Easy

Confused about how the new health reform law really works? This short, animated movie -- featuring the "YouToons" -- explains the problems with the current health care system, the changes that are happening now, and the big changes coming in 2014.

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Mississippi Delta Health Care

The Mississippi Delta—it’s a place associated with cotton fields, peaceful bayous, and faded communities where blues music was born. However, the Delta is also home to some of the poorest and most medically vulnerable people in the country, like these seasonal cotton pickers who work 12-hour days but get no health insurance. When people in this part of Mississippi get sick or injured, often the only place that will help them is a small, no-frills health care clinic in the Delta town of Tutwiler.

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State Overestimating Health Care Costs?

The Mississippi Department of Medicaid's high estimates of what the federal health-care legislation will cost the state are overstated, Mississippi Health Advocacy Program Director Roy Mitchell said today.

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