Once a federal health insurance mandate rolls into full force next year, buying medical insurance in Mississippi could look very different for many people, and those differences occupied the forefront of remarks made by Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney in Brookhaven last week.
The commissioner appeared last Friday at a lunch meeting with Brookhaven area members of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Planners.
The Affordable Care Act hung heavy over the lunch.
ACA requirements (or “Obamacare” as it’s often called, though Chaney mostly avoided the term) have been phasing into law since 2010.
The 2014 provisions will require almost all people to have some kind of health insurance or pay a tax penalty.