New Fellowship Program for Jackson Undergrads
Posted Monday, July 28, 2014
Beginning August 15, the Mississippi Health Advocacy Program will accept applications for the 2014 Dr. Aaron Shirley Health Advocacy Fellowship Program. Fellowships will be provided to undergraduate students living in the Jackson Metro Area. The program will commence in September 2014 and run through April 2015.
Newest Health Insurance Customers Are Generally Happy
New York Times
We’ve known for a few months now that lots of people signed up for health insurance this year in new marketplaces. A new survey shows that the people who did so are also pretty happy with their purchases.
20 Million Americans Get Insurance Under Obamacare, Report Says
About 20 million Americans have gained health insurance or enrolled in new insurance under the health care reform law, according to a new report.
Young adults healthier after passage of Obamacare, study finds
Los Angeles Times
Expanding the number of young adults with health insurance appears to have improved their health and saved them money, according to a new study that is among the first to measure the effect of the healthcare law that President Obama signed four years ago.
How the Affordable Care Act helps small business
“The ACA gives our employees more affordable options than we previously had,” Harris explained. “My advice to any small business considering offering health insurance is do not listen to the pundits. Research how the ACA will apply to your specific company and circumstances, because it affects companies differently.”
Farmer’s goal at SLU: Bring in farm-fresh food
For years, students at Southeastern Louisiana University have been on a mission to bring locally grown food to campus, Professor David Burley said. The market brings them one step closer to making their goal a reality.
Red States Like Obamacare More Than You Might Think
A new analysis from Avalere Health issued last week found that enrollment on government-run exchanges where Americans could sign up for health benefits met or exceeded expectations in 22 states. Of those, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah exceeded enrollment expectations, according to Avalere’s analysis, which also accounted “for any attrition due to nonpayment of premiums.”
Medicaid Expansion Cheaper Than Expected: CBO
The Fiscal Times
With the debate still raging in some states over whether to accept the expansion of Medicaid to cover the working poor, an analysis of CBO data by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities found that the new law is an even better deal for states than first expected.
Rural hospital lays off employees, cuts hours to stay afloat
Layoffs. Reduced hours. These are some of the sacrifices a South Mississippi hospital is having to make to keep the doors open. Like many rural hospitals in our state, Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home is struggling.
Consumer Story: Joe Bynum Gets Covered
Video from MHAP/Cover Mississippi
The New Health Care Law Is Working For Mississippi. Ask Joe Bynum! Joe got covered for $43 a month.