Health Care

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False Claims in Tate Reeves' 'Obamacare' Mailers on Waller Plan

A mailer from Tate Reeves' campaign made several misleading claims about Republican runoff opponent Bill Waller's Medicaid expansion plan.

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Wealthy Doctors' PAC, 'I.V. League' Help Tate Reeves Lead in Campaign Donations

The Mississippi Medical Political Action Committee donated $20,000 to Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who is the only candidate in the governor's race who does not support some form of Medicaid expansion.

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In Neshoba, Lieutenant Gov Candidates Duel, Detail (Some) Issue Stances

In Mississippi, lieutenant governors are powerful, with executive and legislative roles. They serve as the president of the Senate, which gives them significant leverage in choosing the committee chairs who decide which legislation to prioritize—or kill.

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Mississippi Declares Hepatitis A Outbreak, Urges Vaccination

Mississippi health officials said the state, like others nationwide, is seeing an outbreak of contagious liver disease Hepatitis A and urging people to get vaccinated.

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Mental Health Services Ending for Thousands in Mississippi

Mental health services will soon end for thousands of adults and children in four Mississippi Gulf Coast counties because of a lack of funding.

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Stamping Out HIV Stigma in Mississippi

Alecia Reed-Owens and Linda Dixon Rigsby discussed HIV stigma and discrimination at Refill Cafe's Friday Forum on July 12.

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Will a Court Force Mississippi to Change on Mental Health?

In a 2017 report, ProPublica identified more than 100 cases in which Mississippians with mental illnesses were spending long periods in jail waiting for a bed or evaluation from the state hospital.

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West Jackson Residents Resist Homeless Center, Citing Community ‘Integrity’

Jackson City Council Roundup for June 27, 2019

Some west Jackson residents say they fear that a planned resource center for the homeless could make things worse by "segregating" services for homeless populations, the mentally ill and those suffering with drug addiction.

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Judge Gets Challenge to Mississippi Mental Health System

A federal judge should intervene in Mississippi's mental health care system, a U.S. Justice Department lawyer argued Monday, saying the state has moved far too slowly to provide community alternatives to mental hospitals.

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Mississippi Mental Health Leader Says She Supports Community Treatment

The leader of Mississippi's Department of Mental Health testified Thursday that she supports spending more money on serving people outside state hospitals, as the state concluded its defense of a lawsuit where the federal government is asking a judge to order Mississippi to make changes.

Protesting "Obamacare"

Anti-Obamacare Rally on Friday the 8th, 2012 at the Federal Courthouse Steps.