Why Mississippi’s Health Law Relationship Failed
News outlets examine how the health law's implementation unfolded in Mississippi and other southern states.
Kaiser Health News:
How Obamacare Went South In Mississippi
In the country’s unhealthiest state, the failure of Obamacare is a group effort. ... The first year of the Affordable Care Act in Mississippi was, by almost every measure, an unmitigated disaster. In a state stricken by diabetes, heart disease, obesity and the highest infant mortality rate in the nation, President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law has barely registered, leaving the country’s poorest and perhaps most segregated state trapped in a severe and intractable health care crisis. (Varney, 10/29)
Georgia Health News:
Medicaid Expansion: How It Has Worked In Other Southern States
Kentucky and Arkansas, unlike other Southern states, adopted the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid, adding more people to the program. Although the two states took different approaches, hospital officials in both say it is working better than expected. (Craig, 10/29)