Miss. needs health care reform more than other states

You wouldn’t know that from the distortions about the reform legislation peddled as fact by Republican critics from Gov. Haley Barbour to several GOPers in the state’s congressional delegation.

Their criticisms, however, do not address the fact that nowhere in the U.S. is the health care crisis more acute than in Mississippi.

Dr. Marianne Hill, senior economist of the state College Board’s policy research center, in the center’s January economic report, gives an overview of how pending health reform legislation could impact cost, availability and quality of health care in Mississippi.