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Online effort seeks public input into health care

With concern about the cost and accessibility of health care growing across the country, health care advocates are conducting a national online effort this week and next to gather the public’s input.


The Candidates and Mississippi Health Care

“We have to include the public in addressing these needs, they deal with this on a daily basis,” said Roy Mitchell, director, Mississippi Health Advocacy Program.


A Seat at the Table: Community Dialogues on the Impact of Tax Policy on Health Care in Mississippi

MHAP has partnered with the Children’s Defense Fund and the Mississippi Economic Policy Center to conduct a series of interactive community discussions on health care in Mississippi.The dialogues will be held in Gulfport, Greenville, Hattiesburg, Meridian, and Tupelo.


New Studies Report Wide Disparity in Health Care Plans

Barack Obama and John McCain are both proposing more than $100 billion a year in spending for health care, but the candidates’ plans have vastly different goals, and vastly different outcomes.


Hood Drops Barbour’s Defense

Haley Barbour’s request to defend his plan to tax the hospitals in Hinds County Chancery Court. by Adam Lynch Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he ...


Advocacy Group: Lower Grocery Tax Means Healthier Mississippians

Mississippi Health Advocacy Program urges lawmakers to remove grocery tax on health foods and leave sales tax on “junk” foods