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Abortion Clinics and Crisis Pregnancy Centers Differ

In Mississippi, there are more than 30 organizations that identify along the lines of a crisis pregnancy center. The state has one abortion clinic.

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Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty as Part of Largest Health Care Fraud Case Ever in Mississippi

Thomas Edward Spell, Jr., 50, of Ridgeland, pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to a Criminal Information outlining his role in a more than $240 million dollar ...

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Mississippi Officials Seek Return of Medicaid Overpayments

Mississippi officials are trying to get two insurance companies that manage care for patients to repay Medicaid funds.

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Amid Dispute, Health System Will Accept Insurance Coverage

Mississippi's largest hospital system says it will continue accepting policies from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi patients, despite the lack of agreement on a new contract.

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Slashed Funding Ends Southern Miss Health Care Help Program

A University of Southern Mississippi program that helped residents navigate the federal health insurance marketplace will end because of budget cuts.

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Drive to Get Mississippi Medical Marijuana on 2020 Ballot

The woman whose daughter's name is on Mississippi's marijuana oil law has begun a drive for a state constitutional amendment allowing medical marijuana use.

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Planned Parenthood Braces for Battle

Federal funds cannot pay for abortions, but anti-abortion rights advocates and lawmakers object to funding Planned Parenthood at all with federal and state dollars due to the fact that they ...

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Justice Department Says Heart of Health Law Unconstitutional

The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health ...

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Best of Jackson: Health Care

The Jackson Free Press recently put out a pop-up ballot to let Jacksonians vote for the doctors, dentists, surgeons and more that help them stay healthy. Here are the results.

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Trustees Report Warns Medicare Finances Worsening

Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security's financial problems can't be ignored either, the government said Tuesday in a sobering checkup on programs vital to ...

Protesting "Obamacare"

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