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Brain injury patients have few options for treatment in state

Like many survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI), Mike Barnes, 49, needs the kind of rehabilitative care this state apparently can’t provide - which hasn’t stopped his mother from seeking it.


First Lady: Let’s Move Fruits and Veggies to ‘Food Deserts’

First Lady Michelle Obama announced that several major retailers, foundations and small businesses have committed to bringing healthier food to neighborhoods where supermarkets are scarce.


Medicaid is an Economic Boom for Mississippi

MHAP responds to Sid Salter’s editorial claiming that Medicaid is a ticking time bomb.


Programs cropping up across USA to address ‘food deserts’

“Food deserts” — impoverished areas with little access to healthy foods — are attracting attention.


After Much Scrutiny, HHS Releases Health Insurance Exchange Rules

State flexibility takes center stage in proposed federal rules governing marketplaces where individuals and small businesses can shop for health insurance starting in 2014.The long-anticipated rules released Monday are less prescriptive than some consumer advocates desired, but grant states’ requests that they be given broad leeway to design and regulate the marketplaces, called exchanges.


Mississippi health insurance exchange introduced at town hall meetings

The final stop of a 13-city tour of Mississippi to explain and gather ideas about a health insurance exchange was held Friday at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jefferson Davis Campus.