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Jeffrey Hess

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Humana Invites Mississippians Onto The Health Care Bus

Sunday, December 01, 2013

The state of Mississippi has not endorsed the Affordable Care Act. Yet insurers need people to sign up to make their business work. Concerned about lagging numbers, Humana outfitted a bus with internet and computers to drive around the state to enrolling people.

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Political Fight Jeopardizes Medicaid In Mississippi

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Medicaid in Mississippi provides insurance to 1 in 5 residents. But funding could stop July 1 if politicians don't act. The Legislature has brought the program to the brink over a debate about expanding it under the Affordable Care Act.

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Miss. Wants To Use Cord Blood To Prosecute Rape Cases

Monday, June 03, 2013

Mississippi plans to collect samples of cord blood from mothers who are age 16 or younger when they give birth. Many doctors do this already for scientific purposes, but now Gov. Phil Bryant wants this DNA to prosecute statutory rape cases. But enforcement of the law is going to be difficult.

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Miss. Turns To Cord Blood To Track Down Statutory Rapists

Monday, June 03, 2013

Starting in July, doctors and midwives in Mississippi will be required by law to collect samples of umbilical cord blood from babies born to some girls under the age of 16. Officials will analyze the samples and try to identify the fathers through matches in the state's DNA database.

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Soda Wars Backlash: Mississippi Passes 'Anti-Bloomberg' Bill

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A bill now on the governor's desk would bar Mississippi counties and towns from enacting rules that require calorie counts to be posted, that cap portion sizes, or that keep toys out of kids' meals.

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