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Medicaid Assistance: Non-Smokers Only?

Medicaid recipients—and the agencies that provide services to them—could face a slew of new restrictions, including random drug tests, community service and nicotine testing if several bills in the Senate pass.


MHAP to Strengthen Health Care Reform Implementation in Mississippi

The Mississippi Health Advocacy Program (MHAP) of Jackson, MS has been awarded a 3 year, $1.5 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to expand the dialogue around health care reform and strengthen its implementation in Mississippi.


Health budget cut feared

Legislative budget writers want to slash the state general fund appropriation for the state Department of Health to $20.7 million - the lowest level it has seen since 1990, when it received $20.3 million.


U.S. says 28 states took steps on health insurance exchanges

The Obama administration said on Wednesday that 28 states have taken steps to establish insurance exchanges under the 2010 healthcare law, despite the legal and political uncertainties threatening the overhaul.


The Affordable Care Act, helping Americans curb health-care costs

The rising cost of health insurance coverage has imposed a heavy burden on our nation. Over the past decade,insurance premiums for working families have grown three times faster than have wages. Small businesses have seen health care become one of their biggest operating expenses. And rising state and federal spending on health programs has crowded out critical investments in better schools, new roads and other areas.


Farmers markets go year-round as eat-local trend grows

As Americans show greater interest in eating locally grown food, more farmers markets are selling year-round.