Study: Most health subsidies to aid working families
April 18, 2013 - USA Today
The majority of tax subsidies to help Americans pay for health insurance starting in January will go to working families, according to a nationwide study to be released Thursday and obtained by USA TODAY.
Hospital group: No Medicaid expansion will leave 200,000 “in the gap”
April 5, 2013- Mississippi Business Journal
The more uninsured residents Mississippi’s health insurance exchange signs up under the Affordable Care Act the bigger the hit the state’s hospitals will take on federal reimbursements for treating the uninsured.
Citizens Want Up-or-Down Medicaid Vote
March 28, 2013 - Jackson Free Press
Medicaid expansion has been one of the most hotly debated subjects of the year across Mississippi and in the capitol’s hallways. So far, however, no substantive debate on Medicaid expansion has taken place on the House or Senate floor.
Mississippi “Anti-Bloomberg” Bill Would Make Health Initiative Illegal at Local Level
March 12, 2013 - Huffington Post
Proposed legislation known as the “Anti-Bloomberg Bill,” which was passed by an overwhelming margin in the Mississippi House on March 6, would make it illegal for local governments to restrict the sale of fatty or sugary foods based on the nutritional value of those foods.
Health advocacy group campaigns for MS Medicaid expansion
March 9, 2013 -
State lawmakers are finally going to sit down to discuss Medicaid expansion. The House Medicaid committee will hold a hearing Monday afternoon on the issue. Right now elected officials are sharply divided over whether Mississippi should opt into a federal program that would widen eligibility requirements. In the meantime, a health advocacy group in favor of expansion is traveling the state talking to people
Doctors’ group to Bryant: Expand Medicaid
February 22, 2013 - Clarion Ledger
The Mississippi Chapter of the American College of Physicians believes that it is imperative that the state of Mississippi accept the unique opportunity that is now available to use federal dollars to expand Medicaid to everyone who has an income up to 133% of the federal poverty level.
Natchez Regional Medical Center supports Medicaid expansion
February 14, 2013 - Natchez Democrat
The Natchez Regional Medical Center board of trustees has sent a resolution to the state legislature supporting the expansion of Mississippi’s Medicaid program
HHS Denies Mississippi’s Bid To Run Its Own Exchange
February 8, 2013 Kaiser Health News
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rejected Mississippi’s plan Thursday afternoon, making Mississippi the only state to have its exchange blueprint nixed by the federal government. Instead, Mississippi will have a federal exchange like the more than two dozen other states that have balked at implementing the health law.
Senate OKs Medicaid bill, could allow expansion
February 7, 2013 NEMS Daily Journal
The Senate took only minutes Wednesday to pass legislation that could be used to expand Medicaid later in the session.
MHAP LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST
Posted Thursday, January 17, 2013
MHAP invites you to join us for a Legislative Breakfast at the Old Capitol Inn on January 24, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.
Featured speakers include Dr. Rachel Garfield, Associate Director of the
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and Brad Chism of Chism Strategies.