Medicaid expansion coming to Mississippi?

A non-profit has filed paperwork to start a ballot initiative to allow Mississippi voters to decide on Medicaid expansion.Dr. Jeffrey Ross thinks that’s a good idea. Chief Medical Officer of King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Ross said it would be a benefit to both the state government and its citizens. KDMC CEO Alvin Hoover agrees. Hoover explains it as a $10 deal.The Daily Leader, Read More.

It’s Time To Use The ACA To Broaden Access To Lower-Cost Drugs

The Affordable Care Act ushered in one of the greatest increases in healthcare coverage in U.S. history. Eleven years later, thanks to President Joe Biden and the sweeping pandemic relief bill, we finally have the first real expansion of the law’s insurance coverage and Medicaid expansion. Despite this, we haven’t realized the ACA’s full potential when it comes to lowering drug costs. Modern Healthcare, Read More.

A Generational Fix: Medicaid Initiative Backers Step In After Legislature Refuses Expansion

For Mississippi Hospital Association President and CEO Tim Moore, the 2021 Mississippi Legislative session was a breaking point.“I’ll be honest with you,” he told the Mississippi Free Press in a Tuesday interview, “I felt deep in my heart that with the peak of the pandemic, and us getting all these (federal) subsidies, that the legislators would step up and pass some version of Medicaid expansion. The Mississippi Free Press, Read More.

Miss. Hospital Association Board supports ballot initiative to expand Medicaid

Tim Moore, with the state hospital association has created a non-profit organization called Healthcare for Mississippi to sponsor Initiative 76. Preliminary work has begun on the constitutional amendment, which requires 106,000 signatures to be placed on the ballot. It would allow Mississippians to decide if they want to expand Medicaid. Moore says the hospital association board voted Friday to support the initiative.MPB, Read More.

‘Explained by KHN’: Health Insurance Help in Covid Relief Law

The twists and turns of the American health system can sometimes leave people lost, confused and looking for answers. We’ve created a new video series — “Explained by KHN” — in which our correspondents and editors answer common health care and health policy questions. some of the changes that could help consumers. KHN, Read More.

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