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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Medicaid

Letters to the Editor

Peter Kondos writes about the upcoming Republican Senate primary runoff in Mississippi, and compares and contrasts the philosophies and goals of the two candidates. (June 18, 2014, Page 4A)

Our patients cannot afford Obamacare

Dr. Jim Rayner of the board of the Oxford Medical Ministries Clinic writes a guest column pointing out the realities of costs for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and how it affects patients at the clinic. (October 24, 2013, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Lena L. Ward writes to say that Mississippi lawmakers need to stay away from making changes to the public employees’ retirement system (PERS) in Mississippi and concentrate on creating more jobs within the state. (January 21, 2013, Page 4)

State among best in emergency preparation

A report last week showed that Mississippi ranks among the top states in the country in preparation for emergencies. Editor Don Whitten writes that he’s not surprised since Mississippians have long handled and responded to many of those situations. (December 26, 2012, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Katrina Colston writes to give the other side of the Amendment 26 issue, going point by point to make her case in support of the amendment. (October 3, 2011, Page 4A)

Between a rock and a hard place

Smithsonian. Yosemite. Veterans. Educators. Poor. Sick. These are just some of the places and people who will be impacted directly if lawmakers in Washington can’t reach an agreement today to prevent a government shutdown. Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the issue, including budget cuts that are being proposed. (April 8, 2011, Page 4A)

Health care reform begins – an interesting ride

Longtime Oxford physician Dr. Keith Mansel takes a look at the Affordable Care Act that’s just gone into effect, discussing its early actions as well as the parts of health care reform that kick in over the next few years and what effects they may have doctors and patients. (September 30, 2010, Page 14)

Scammers taking shot at homebuyer tax credit

Prison inmates getting homebuyer tax credits? What’s going on with the program intended to stimulate the economy and help people get into the home market? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the recent report that scammers are getting millions from the program. (June 25, 2010, Page 4A)

Hypertension – taking a closer look at blood pressure

Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel talks about blood pressure issues in this week’s health column. He explains the issues involved with high blood pressure, causes, effects and potential problems. (April 29, 2010, Page 12)

The Highlands, A Private Lake Community