RESEARCH TO INFORM MISSISSIPPI HEALTH POLICY

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  • One tool in the box to support maternal and child health in Mississippi
    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

    By Eden Blackwell Since the early 2000’s the United States experienced a rise in the number of preventable pregnancy-related deaths as well as maternal and infant illness despite broader access to healthcare through insurance, managed care, and health educators. Mississippi … Continue reading

  • Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

    by Zach Smith The Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) provision, an often-forgotten part of the Affordable Care Act behind more well-known provisions, such as individuals being allowed access to insurance with a pre-existing condition or individuals being allowed to stay on … Continue reading

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  • Medical Marijuana Programs
    Commonality of State Policies & Practical Challenges to Implementation
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    Medical Marijuana Laws (MMLs) Medical Marijuana Laws (MMLs) have gained support in scientific communities, therapeutic circles, and public opinion over several decades. Based on a recent report from the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine there is conclusive or … Continue reading

  • Maternal Coverage and Health
    Addressing gaps in coverage to improve maternal health
    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Mississippi Medicaid pays for the pregnancy-related healthcare for over 60% of Mississippi births each year. Many pregnant Medicaid participants would not have been eligible for Medicaid prior to their pregnancy increasing the likelihood that they have gone uninsured for some … Continue reading

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