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Young adults healthier after passage of Obamacare, study finds

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

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.