Governor, Legislature on a health kick

ealth dominated several discussions at the Capitol on Wednesday – a day after Gov. Phil Bryant called for more attention to personal health care issues.

From a campaign to encourage healthier eating habits to continued talks over a new medical corridor in Jackson, improving health in the state could be a key focus of the Legislature this session.

Mississippi often ranks at the top among health disparities, including diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

In his first State of the State speech, Bryant on Tuesday said that it is incumbent on citizens to make health care a priority.

Clarion Ledger
1/25/12