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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Medicaid

Letters to the Editor

David Smith and Bobby Clanton write about New Editor Jonathan Scott’s recent column on intolerance, Smith to say that Scott “speaks truth to power” and Clanton to ask if the goal is to push an agenda or improve lives. (March 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Fed shutdown hits home

    Most federal agencies with offices and programs in Oxford say they can operate as normal despite the government shutting down Tuesday. (October 2, 2013, Page 1, 10)

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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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        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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          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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            Letters to the Editor

            Deirdre Cooper Owens writes to urge state legislators to expand the number of Mississippians eligible for Medicaid, a move she says will help the state economically as well as in health care. (January 30, 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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                Something’s Rotten

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes to take issue with the fact that senior citizens are having to worry whether or not they’ll receive peace of mind – and a decent return on all the work and money they’ve put into the system through the years. (August 16, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Politics as usual? These days, it’s politics unusual

                  Has politics changed? And is it winning? Local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about the gamesmanship and inflexibility that’s taken over the process and wonders how the vast majority will end up having to deal with what’s ahead. (July 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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