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.
The Senate took only minutes Wednesday to pass legislation that could be used to expand Medicaid later in the session.
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.
State Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney expects federal regulators will announce a decision on Mississippi’s health exchange within 10 to 15 days.
The Mississippi Health Advocacy Program (MHAP) says a survey has found that 51 percent of Mississippi consumers have positive views of a health insurance exchange and over 62 percent believe that the resulting expansion of private insurance would lead to economic growth.
Expanding Medicaid was the goal of a statewide conference call on Monday sponsored by the Mississippi Health Advocacy Program.