In October, health exchanges will become available in Mississippi as part of the Affordable Care Act, also known informally as Obamacare, but residents in 36 out of the state's 82 counties may not be able to take part.
Currently, no insurance providers are offering to sell plans in the state's poorest counties. Those counties include Wayne, Jones, Covington, Jefferson Davis, Walthall, Pike, and Pearl River. This means people who would qualify for subsidized insurance coverage will be unable to take part in the program, officials said.
A family of four making $50,000 a year in Forrest County would pay hundreds of dollars less a month in insurance premiums than a family with the same income in Marion County which is not covered by the federal exchange.
Federal Heath Insurance Exchange will exclude 36 Mississippi counties
Cases like this are why Obama should have insisted on the public option.
Well shite. I'm in Jones Co. trying to sell a house...