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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Affordable Care Act

Church helps with health insurance

Second Baptist Church helps those in the community get insurance coverage by offering free help and guidance during the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace. (January 2, 2015, Page 1)

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    Why we need the Oxford Medical Ministries Clinic

    Dr. Jim Rayner uses a “Your Turn” column to explain the importance of the Oxford Medical Ministries Clinic to local residents as it provides health care to this who can’t get insurance through their work or through the Affordable Care Act. (November 11, 2014, Page 4)

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      Still trying to figure out Affordable Care Act

      Most folks believe all deserve affordable health care, and most want and hope that the Affordable Care Act works. Editor Don Whitten sees some good things about the national program but still wonders about its viability in light of recent suggestions that many workers may opt to work less or retire early because they can get cheaper healthcare that must be subsidized somewhere. (March 3, 2014, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Peter Frost writes to express concern about the hyper-partisan political rhetoric that is so prevalent today, and to urge all to think objectively about the real issues facing the country. (February 12, 2014, Page 4)

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          Confusion continues to surround Obamacare

          Regardless of what you call it, the Affordable Care Act is off to a shaky start with signup problems and other issues popping up as opponents continue to take aim. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the issues which are leaving Obamacare supporters playing defense. (November 13, 2013, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Jim Shollenberger writes to say that recent actions by the GOP were not compromise but actually extortion. (October 18, 2013, Page 4A)

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              Help offered for insurance options

              The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library provides computers and assistance for those seeking heath insurance. (October 7, 2013, Page 1A, 10A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Jim Shollenberger writes to comment on Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant’s comments and plans for Medicaid expansion in relation to the Affordable Care Act, saying it puts Bryant in what has been called the “Republican ‘spite club.’” (June 27, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Former Miss. Gov. Ronnie Musgrove writes to say that we need to look into all of the facts before a decision is made about managing health care in the state and dealing with the Affordable Care Act. (August 2, 2012, Page 4)

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