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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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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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    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)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Jeff Justis writes to say that a recent letter by Jack Dunbar should be required reading for all concerning Obamacare and the cost of health care. (October 16, 2013, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Jack Dunbar writes to say that Obamacare isn’t socialism, but rather fair play by requiring those now receiving uninsured health care services to pay their fair share. (October 7, 2013, Page 4A)

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          Local representative takes look at Medicaid expansion

          Brad Mayo, who represents Oxford and District 12 in the Mississippi House of Representatives, answers some questions and expresses some concerns about Medicaid expansion and costs in a guest column. (May 23, 2013, Page 4)

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            Leaving the world better than you found it

            Dr. Will Dabbs writes a guest column about the Oxford Medical Ministries Clinic and all that if offers the community’s working uninsured. (May 15, 2013, Page 4)

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              Medicaid expansion – an investment worth making

              Mississippi is, for a number of reasons, the unhealthiest state in the union. And with that condition, there’s poverty and the effect it has on paying for health care. News Editor Jonathan Scott looks into one option – expanding Medicaid – that seems to be a no-brainer when it comes to helping the needy in the state. (May 9, 2013, Page 4A)

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                Autism Awareness Month

                Staff Writer Melanie Addington tells her family’s story of Asperger’s Disorder as she tries to increase awareness of, and information about, Asperger’s and autism during the month dedicated to the conditions. (April 5, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  Public health: A positive return on investment

                  Mississippi Public Health Association Executive Director Charles “Buddy” Daughdrill writes a guest column to remind all that April 1-7 is National Public Health Week and to point out the value of a strong public health system to the community as a whole. (April 2, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Hospital’s new CEO ready to meet health care challenges

                    Bill Henning started his job this past Monday as the CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. He shares his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities of heading up a hospital at a time when it’s about to build a $300 million medical center in the community. (February 8, 2013, Page 1A)

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