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Mississippi to feel health care decision

While leaders in Washington say the U.S. Supreme Court's highly anticipated ruling on health care won't affect their plans, local experts are preparing for the decision's possible effects on Mississippi.

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Red states eye health exchanges

“Our game plan was to take all the federal money we could take [and] build the exchange,” Chaney said. “If PPACA is ruled unconstitutional in part or in whole, we’re still prepared to go forward with the exchange.”


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Press Release: Mississippi Leaders Weigh In on Health Care Reform

Mississippi continues to lag behind the nation in health outcomes ranking first in heart disease death rate, first in obesity and first in infant mortality. Those depressingly familiar statistics may be improved upon according to a new policy brief released by the Mississippi Health Advocacy Program (MHAP). A key finding is that implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers the opportunity to reshape and rethink how health care is provided in Mississippi and that consumer engagement in this process is critical to the goal of producing healthier citizens.

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Health Help Mississippi in Hattiesburg to serve southern part of the state

Health Help Mississippi has opened its office in Hattiesburg. In an effort to outreach to individuals, Health Help Mississippi is launching its initial campaign to the area's young adults, age 19-26.

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Health insurance tax credit could help 26-thousand Mississippi businesses

A new study finds a tax credit could help pay for the health insurance of 177-thousand Mississippi workers. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that the thousands of Mississippi small businesses are eligible for the credit.

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