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Sid Salter: Health care debate critical to Mississippi

STARKVILLE – As the Republican majority in Washington begins to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” with their American Health Care Act, it’s important for Mississippians to remember that our state has a higher percentage of our population who are dependent on public health care or are uninsured than the rest of the nation.

Specifically, Mississippi has 4 percent more of our state’s population that is uninsured and 5 percent more dependent on public health care programs than the rest of the country, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s analysis of Census Bureau data....

...So, now that Republicans have a total majority in Washington, the future of public health care in the U.S. now depends on the leaders of the GOP. In Mississippi, public health care affects the lives of over half the state’s population.

Clarion Ledger

Posted March 9, 2017 - 1:08 am

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