In the News

September 26th, 2013
Appeared in the Hattiesburg American September 24, 2013 The number of children without health insurance in Mississippi fell dramatically between 2006 and 2012 from 117,619 to 68,472 according to Census Bureau data released last week. These gains were largely due… (read more)
September 25th, 2013
HOPE CEO Bill Bynum has authored a Huffington Post blog about the recent CFPB meetings in Mississippi and how the powerful information shared by residents can benefit the bureau’s work. The article reads in part: I serve as vice chairman… (read more)
September 17th, 2013
Today, the United States Census Bureau released preliminary estimates of the number of Americans with and without health insurance for 2012. These estimates are from the Current Population Survey (CPS), which provides national data on a wide-range of economic issues… (read more)
September 16th, 2013
JACKSON – Mississippi had the 10th deepest cuts nationally in education spending since the recession hit in 2008, according to a study by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. According to the study released last week, Mississippi… (read more)
May 28th, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - As fiscal year 2014 approaches, those in the medical field are nervous about how the Affordable Care Act will impact Pine Belt Jobs. (read more)                   Members of the Mississippi Health Care Access Coalition held a press conference… (read more)
May 24th, 2013
Medicaid expansion was the topic of discussion Thursday when hospital executives and health care experts met at Forrest General. Under the new federal health care reform legislation ….(read more)— otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act — states will not… (read more)
March 1st, 2013
A recent study, released by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, said that the federal government would spend $14 in Mississippi for every $1 the state would spend on Medicaid expansion. Read the full… (read more)
February 26th, 2013
Factory operators, farmers and fishermen could stop paying sales taxes on electricity and fuel, under a state House proposal.  Representatives passed House Bill 844 by a 75-43 vote Monday to exempt those groups from a 1.5 percent sales tax on… (read more)
February 22nd, 2013
Recent actions by the Mississippi Legislature could risk defunding remediation on community college and university campuses. This approach is bad policy that would move Mississippi’s families, workforce and economic competitiveness in the wrong direction.  Read the full Op-Ed… (read more)
January 30th, 2013
Tuesday, the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents endorsed Bryant’s Education Works, saying school leaders “look forward to working with him in implementing a quality reading and math experience for every student we serve.”  Outside groups were quick to attack the… (read more)