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Vilsack Vows to Defend Nutrition Programs

The head of the U.S. Agriculture Department vowed Tuesday to protect the country’s nutrition programs from critics who are engaged in an all-out campaign to reduce funding and make drastic changes to the measures that help millions of Americans each day.


Your Application for Insurance on the Marketplace

Link to the paper application for the Health Insurance Marketplace


Health Insurance Marketplace Premiums Released

This report summarizes the health plan choices and premiums that will be available in the Health Insurance Marketplace. It contains new information, current as of September 18, 2013, on qualified health plans in the 36 states in which the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will support or fully run the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2014. Plan data is in final stages but is still under review as of September 18 and may be revised in HHS systems before being displayed for consumers, so this information is subject to change. This analysis also includes similar information that is publicly available from 11 states and the District of Columbia that are implementing their own Marketplace. This report focuses on the plans with the lowest premiums in each state, as consumers are expected to shop for low-cost plans.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: MISSISSIPPI AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM

The Mississippi Health Advocacy Program is inviting your community-based organization to collaborate with us around health reform implementation and health advocacy in the state. Interested organizations will be required to engage their respective communities and educate local residents on the issues of health reform and health advocacy.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: FRIDAY OCTOBER 4, 2013.


COVER MISSISSIPPI: Statewide Coalition to Enroll Mississippians in Health Insurance Marketplace

Consumer advocates, providers, clergy, and other stakeholders have recognized the need to for a statewide campaign to successfully assist Mississippians in understanding and purchasing health plans in the new marketplace.


New Policy Brief: Educate, Engage, Enroll - Preparing for Enrollment in New Health Insurance Options

The Mississippi Health Advocacy Program (MHAP) commissioned a survey conducted by Chism Strategies, to understand the potential challenges that exist in enrolling Mississippians into the new Health Insurance Marketplace. The survey found that only 52% of Mississippians are aware that Mississippi will have a Health Insurance Marketplace and only 24% of Mississippians were aware that open enrollment in the Marketplace begins in October.