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New form simplifies health insurance

As we near open enrollment season for many health plans, Americans have an important new tool to help them pick the right coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Consumers can now get a simple, standardized form telling them what a given health plan covers and how much it costs. As a result, comparing health insurance options to find the best one for your family has never been easier.


Mississippi budget writers briefed on Medicaid growth

Mississippi’s Medicaid director told lawmakers Thursday that expanding the program under the federal health care law could cost the state a cumulative $1.6 billion over 10 years. The figure prompted Republican House and Senate leaders to reiterate their opposition to the expansion. But it appears to be the most expensive scenario, based on other available research.


Town Hall Meeting Informs Public on Health Care Act

A town hall meeting in Jackson offered answers to questions about the Affordable Healthcare Act. Tuesday night dozens attended the session A Seat at the Table to find out more about the expanded healthcare coverage.


Census: Uninsured Numbers Decline As More Young Adults Gain Coverage

Surprising some experts and giving President Barack Obama a potential boost eight weeks before Election Day, the number of people without health insurance fell for the first time since 2007, the Census Bureau said Wednesday.


Forums dig into health care reform

Sponsored by the Jackson-based Mississippi Health Advocacy Program, the programs were designed to focus on what’s in the law and how it fits into Mississippi’s health landscape. The Thursday forums at the Link Centre are part of a statewide series of meetings paid for by a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant.


NEW PROTECTIONS & RIGHTS FOR FAMILIES

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will provide security to Mississippi families. While the law will expand coverage to 500,000 Mississippians,  it will also provide new rights to families and individuals who are currently insured.