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April 1, 2012

During the recent controversy surrounding insurance coverage for contraceptives, many proponents of the mandate maintained that the government should not cave to pressure from religious groups requesting an exemption.

 

February 29, 2012

Recently, a fervent and impassioned debate hit both houses of Congress. It has caused hours of contentious discussions and set the political blogopshere on fire. However, this debate isn’t about the national debt, the unemployment rate, Syria or even our continued military presence in Afghanistan. Nope, this debate is about whether or not insurance is required to cover contraception. 

 

Recently, a fervent and impassioned debate hit both houses of Congress. It has caused hours of contentious discussions and set the political blogopshere on fire. However, this debate isn’t about the national debt, the unemployment rate, Syria or even our continued military presence in Afghanistan. Nope, this debate is about whether or not insurance is required to cover contraception. 

February 2, 2012

 

In response to Trenton Winford’s “Pre-existing conditions unfortunate, but should not be covered.”

The Affordable Care Act is a controversial piece of legislation that seeks to address one of America’s most complex issues. This short, one-sided article ignores aspects of the ACA that act to protect not just patients, but insurance companies as well.  

February 1, 2012

John has an unfortunate story. He and his wife want to start a family, so they began searching for a house. The house they end up buying has a few problems, but it is a good starter house. The roof leaks, the cabinets need to be replaced and the foundation has some problems.

 

John has an unfortunate story. He and his wife want to start a family, so they began searching for a house. The house they end up buying has a few problems, but it is a good starter house. The roof leaks, the cabinets need to be replaced and the foundation has some problems.

After buying the house, like any responsible couple, they shopped for home insurance. They were told that the foundation will need to be repaired within the next year, so no insurance plan would cover the home’s foundation at a price John could afford.

January 26, 2012

The infamous term “bad economy” became all too real for the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.  

 

The infamous term “bad economy” became all too real for the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.  

Earlier this month, 112 UMMC employees were laid off from work due to a downturn in the economy. James Keeton, vice chancellor of affairs, predicts the loss of UMMC’s employees will save the medical center $12 million annually, according to The Clarion-Ledger. UMMC’s finances were reported to have been in the red last year, which prompted the sudden reduction in jobs. 

October 2, 2011

If you are driving uninsured, you might want to rethink that.
With Mississippi having one of the highest percentages of uninsured drivers, police officers are working harder to get uninsured motorists off the road.  
The national average is 13 percent, while Mississippi is at 28 percent according to the Insurance Research Council.  
Like the rest of the state, Oxford has a problem with uninsured motorists. To prevent this, police officers are charged with the task of ticketing uninsured motorists.  

March 3, 2011

Oxford residents could save money on their property insurance premiums thanks to an upgrade in the city’s fire-protection class rating.

Oxford residents could save money on their property insurance premiums thanks to an upgrade in the city’s fire-protection class rating.

The city’s rating has been upgraded from a Class 5 to a Class 4 by the Mississippi State Rating Bureau.

“This is going to provide substantial savings to everyone,” Mayor Pat Patterson said. “Fire insurance rates for commercial structures will decrease significantly. Rate changes for residential structures should also be noticeable.”

September 28, 2010

The Board of Aldermen has added a Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to the flood maps that will be updated in the state of Mississippi Nov. 27.

 

The Board of Aldermen has added a Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to the flood maps that will be updated in the state of Mississippi Nov. 27.

 

September 1, 2010

The state of Mississippi will update its flood maps in November to better serve its citizens in flood disasters.

 

The state of Mississippi will update its flood maps in November to better serve its citizens in flood disasters.

 

July 18, 2010

This past spring, Congress passed the “Affordable Care Act,” which instituted a new program- The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP).

 

This past spring, Congress passed the “Affordable Care Act,” which instituted a new program- The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP).

 

PCIP is one of the first aspects of the new act that Mississippi has adopted.

 

According to cit-data.com,16 percent of Lafayette County are not covered by health insurance.

 

Thirteen percent of children under the age of 18 are not covered.