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Certificate of Need

Mississippi’s Certificate of Need (CON) Program Needs To Go

Mississippians now live and die in a healthcare system where the state Department of Health controls the supply of hospitals, clinics, diagnostic equipment, nursing homes and even home health providers.

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Chicken Little Is Wrong Again

Chicken Little Is Wrong Again

If it bleeds, it’s the lede.  Disaster headlines sold newspapers (when people read them).  Now screaming talking heads sell panic on TV.  It’s contagious.  The precautionary principle becomes: assume the worst and follow the herd. 

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A BPF View - Medicaid 101: Part III

A BPF View – Medicaid 101: Part III

We have the worst health statistics in the United States and also the highest level of poverty. These two factors combine to make healthcare for the individuals receiving Medicaid benefits in Mississippi very expensive.

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Health Smarts

What You Think You Know: Health Smarts

Take advice from medical nannies with a heathy grain of unhealthy salt.

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a BPF View - Medicaid 101: Part II

A BPF View – Medicaid 101:  Part II

Remember from Part I, the Medicaid program is health insurance intended for those of limited means based on the federal poverty level.  As such, when applicants qualify for Medicaid and become Medicaid beneficiaries, their healthcare expenses are covered by Medicaid.  There are two ways for this to happen.  One way is fee-for-service (FFS) Medicaid and the other is Medicaid managed care.

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Medicaid 101: Part I

A BPF View – Medicaid 101: Part I

One of the major issues that will be addressed during the 2018 legislative session is the reauthorization of the Medicaid program in Mississippi.

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