HHS Denies Mississippi’s Bid To Run Its Own Exchange

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

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.

Decision on Mississippi health insurance exchange expected in 15 days

State Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney expects federal regulators will announce a decision on Mississippi’s health exchange within 10 to 15 days.

Survey results show divide over health insurance exchange

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.

Medicaid gets push from state groups

Expanding Medicaid was the goal of a statewide conference call on Monday sponsored by the Mississippi Health Advocacy Program.