A third health insurance company is joining Mississippi's insurance exchange.
The federal government, which administers the exchange, says three companies will now offer private, subsidized health insurance plans in Mississippi when enrollment re-opens this fall.
Therese Hanna with the Center for Mississippi Health Policy says adding more companies is good for consumers.
Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says his office reviews coverage details and approves rates for new companies entering the Mississippi marketplace. He says having more competition on the exchange could result in more competitive prices. Chaney spoke with MPB's Jeffrey Hess.
Federal marketplace is HERE.
A confederate history group is asking a court to block the University of Mississippi from changing old south symbols on campus. The Sons of Confederate Veterans filed papers September 18th in Lafayette County Chancery Court. The group seeks an order to stop the university from making changes such as renaming Confederate Drive, which took place this summer. University representatives said those papers have not been served to the school as of yet, so they would not comment on the legal case. However, Chancellor Dan Jones did sit down with our Sandra Knispel to talk about changes on campus the school hopes will create a better environment for minority students and faculty.
According to recent statistics, about a quarter of Mississippi students don't finish high school. Those numbers are even higher in poor, minority-populated neighborhoods. Jed Oppenheim is with the United Way of the Capitol Area. He's also a member of the Jackson Public School Board. He talks to our Ezra Wall about why some students might leave school.