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)
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)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library provides computers and assistance for those seeking heath insurance. (October 7, 2013, Page 1A, 10A)
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)
The “fiscal cliff.” Is it coming? Will Congress and the administration reach a compromise? What will it mean for most Americans? Editor Don Whitten ponders those questions and others as he explores the talk about the impending cliff that’s moving closer and closer. (December 10, 2012, Page 4A)
Patti C. Harris writes to point out that, after seeing that the Congress, courts and Constitution haven’t stopped President Obama’s agenda, only the voters can apparently do anything. (July 16, 2012, Page 4)
Albert Sperath writes to pass along information he gathered in response to Rep. Alan Nunnelee using the term “Obamacare,” but also to say his bigger concern is the lack of voice the minority has today. (June 14, 2011, Page 4)
During their first and only debate before the November election, the two north Mississippi congressional candidates agreed on a few issues, battled over several differences and both choked up when talking about the same educational accomplishment — being the first in their families to graduate from college.
“I grew up in a family with modest means,” Democrat and Ole Miss alum U.S. Rep. Travis Childers said before his emotions forced him to pause for a brief moment. “I say this with love and respect for my family: I was the first to finish college.”
State Sen. Alan Nunnelee, the Republican challenger, noted the two men shared something in common.
The debate, moderated by Overby Fellow Curtis Wilkie, was held in the Overby Center at the University of Mississippi. It’s the only time the two candidates are scheduled to go head-to-head before the election. Seven independent or third-party candidates are also on the Nov. 2 ballot, but they were not invited to participate in the debate.
The questions, asked by local newspaper editors and reporters, ranged from the economy, taxes, global warming, health care and Tuesday’s appeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t tell” military policy. (October 13, 2010, Page 1)