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U.S. House Health Reform Bill Would Add Thousands of Mississippians to Health Coverage

Report from Families USA Provides National and State-by-State Projections of Increases in Number of People Able to Obtain Health Coverage


Americans Losing Health Coverage


AMA Endorses House Health Reform Bill

The American Medical Association on Thursday endorsed a health overhaul bill that includes a public insurance option, a bold step for a traditionally conservative group with a checkered past on health reforms.


Health Care Reform - Why Do We Need Health Reform?

Health Care Reform - Why Do We Need Health Reform?


Pledges and promises are all but forgotten

Barbour heavily leaned on lawmakers to tack $90 million in bed taxes on hospitals. After initially wanting no bed tax levied on hospitals, legislators eventually gave Barbour $60 million, which would escalate to $90 million in three years.


Mental health centers at risk

“If the state does not provide us with relief in regard to the Medicaid match, then it is likely that we will have to consider shutting down programs and laying off employees,” said Phaedre Cole, deputy director of programs for Region 6’s Life Help Community Mental Health Center in Greenwood, which employs 366 people.