Only 800 Mississippians Fully Enrolled On The Exchange

More than 800 Mississippians have picked a health insurance plan on the new health insurance exchange. MBP’s Jeffrey Hess reports that’s a tiny fraction of the state’s uninsured population.

34-year old Chrissy Valentine is a single mother who has been uninsured for five years.

But now she is one of the roughly 800 Mississippians who have shopped on the health insurance exchange and purchased private subsided insurance created as part of the federal health care reform law.

“I do work full time and I am a single mom and I really do need it. There are a lot of people in Mississippi that really do need it. And if they would just read up about it and get on the web site and get some quotes I think they would be really pleased,” Valentine said.