Report Finds Proposal To Shift Medicaid Funding To Block Grants Will Hit Mississippi Hard

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 19th, 2017 at 8:06 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Federal Government, Insurance, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Obamacare, Spending, US Congress

Even though Mississippi didn’t expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the state is in line to be among the hardest hit by proposed federal funding changes.

MCDANIEL: A Party Of Principle No Longer

By Chris McDaniel | May 9th, 2017 at 6:02 am

BY: Chris McDaniel / Senator

Three-term Senator, Former U.S. federal law clerk, attorney, conservative commentator and MS counsel against Obamacare. Awarded the 2016 American Conservative Union's Award for Conservative Excellence.

Filed Under: Abortion, Budget, Contributor, Democrats, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, US Congress

After betraying the party’s platform twice this week, Congressional Republicans had the audacity to wildly celebrate a pyrrhic victory, proving we are a party of principle no longer. In 1984, as a 13-year-old boy, I fell in love with the message of Ronald Reagan. He spoke to my heart about liberty, limited government, and personal responsibility. […]

TUCKER: This Is Why Government Shouldn’t Be Involved in Health Care

By Jeffrey Tucker | May 7th, 2017 at 3:28 pm

BY: Jeffrey Tucker / FEE - Director of Content

Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education. He is also Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute and policy adviser of the Heartland Institute.

Filed Under: Contributor, Democrats, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, health, Insurance, Mississippi PEP, National, Obamacare, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Spending, US Congress

Any good, service, or industry that is removed from market control and put into the hands of government thereby becomes subjected to the grueling and ghastly machinations of the political process in all its subterfuge, duplicity, and vast waste.

Even if you don’t like every result of market control, it’s hard to imagine that anyone can defend what necessarily replaces it once you surrender any market to control by government.

GIBERT: Lawmakers Can Defund Planned Parenthood By Trading Conservative Talk For Conservative Action

By Gerard Gibert | May 3rd, 2017 at 9:32 pm

BY: Gerard Gibert / CEO - Venture Technologies

Gerard Gibert is founder and CEO of Ridgeland-based Venture Technologies, a multi-state IT solutions and managed services provider since 1985 with 300 employees in 13 states. Gerard is a frequent business commentator in both academic and media circles on the impact of Washington policy on employers and small businesses.

Filed Under: Abortion, Budget, Contributor, Democrats, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Gerard Gibert, Insurance, Leadership, Legislature, Medicaid, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Pro-life, Spending, US Congress

To fully strip federal funding to Planned Parenthood, Congress should act to amend Medicaid law to disallow participation in the program by clinics that terminate pregnancies or to share costs with other providers that perform abortions. It could be accomplished by an uncomplicated one-sentence bill. In the meantime, with a pro-life president, Title X funds should be all but fully prohibited from distribution to abortion providers.

It’s time for conservative lawmakers – at the state and federal level – to not just talk conservatively in order to be elected, but to govern conservatively.

GIBERT: Getting To Free-Market Health Care Doesn’t Stop With Repealing ObamaCare

By Gerard Gibert | April 6th, 2017 at 2:07 pm

BY: Gerard Gibert / CEO - Venture Technologies

Gerard Gibert is founder and CEO of Ridgeland-based Venture Technologies, a multi-state IT solutions and managed services provider since 1985 with 300 employees in 13 states. Gerard is a frequent business commentator in both academic and media circles on the impact of Washington policy on employers and small businesses.

Filed Under: Contributor, Democrats, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Insurance, Liberty, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi PEP, National, Obamacare, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, US Congress

In addition to federal law, every state regulates the sale of insurance. That’s one of the roadblocks to interstate sale of insurance and one of the drivers of premium costs. So even with repeal of federal law, insurance will remain intensely regulated.

Chris McDaniel Tells Breitbart In Exclusive That He May Run In 2018 Against Roger Wicker

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 8th, 2017 at 11:27 pm

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Elections, Federal Government, Mississippi, National, News, Obamacare, Politics, Republican, Roger Wicker, US Congress

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, a hardline conservative who nearly toppled Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) in the 2014 midterm primaries, told Breitbart News exclusively on Wednesday evening he is considering launching another bid for the U.S. Senate in 2018. This new bid would come against Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), a different but similar U.S. Senator […]

FISCHER: There Is A Tyrant Afoot – But It’s Not Trump

By Bryan Fischer | February 6th, 2017 at 10:50 am

BY: Bryan Fischer / Contributor

Bryan Fischer is the host of the daily 'Focal Point' radio talk program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association. 'Focal Point' airs live from 1-3 pm.

Filed Under: Bryan Fischer, Contributor, Democrats, Federal Government, Immigration, Leadership, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Public Service, US Congress

Perhaps it’s time for a little rebellion against these unelected black-robed tyrannical autocrats.

FISCHER: Time For GOP To Man-Up On #ObamaCare

By Bryan Fischer | January 10th, 2017 at 10:56 am

BY: Bryan Fischer / Contributor

Bryan Fischer is the host of the daily 'Focal Point' radio talk program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association. 'Focal Point' airs live from 1-3 pm.

Filed Under: Bryan Fischer, Contributor, Federal Government, Insurance, Leadership, Liberty, Medical Care, Mississippi PEP, Obamacare, Opinion, Politics, US Congress

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Stories are already circulating that any number of weak-willed Republicans are looking for some way to slow down the repeal ObamaCare train and call the whole thing off until everybody agrees on the perfect replacement solution. That day, of course, will never come. Leadership is about doing the […]

FISCHER: Repeal But Do NOT Replace

By Bryan Fischer | January 6th, 2017 at 7:09 pm

BY: Bryan Fischer / Contributor

Bryan Fischer is the host of the daily 'Focal Point' radio talk program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association. 'Focal Point' airs live from 1-3 pm.

Filed Under: Bryan Fischer, Contributor, Federal Government, health, Insurance, Medical Care, Mississippi PEP, Obamacare, Opinion, Principles of Freedom, US Congress

Much ink has been spilled and many pixels have been posted over the question of what Republicans should replace ObamaCare with, if they keep their oft-repeated promises to repeal it. The simplest and most direct is – nothing. Don’t replace ObamaCare with anything. Let’s get government out of health care and allow the people and […]

PLUNKETT: How And When The Repeal Of #Obamacare Is Likely To Go Down

By Keith Plunkett | January 3rd, 2017 at 6:42 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Contributor, Federal Government, health, Insurance, Keith Plunkett, Liberty, Medical Care, Mississippi PEP, Obamacare, Opinion, Taxes, US Congress

Policy Analysts Watching Republicans Actions Closely, Staffers Assure Commitment To Repeal Is Ironclad. Ramesh Ponnoru with AEI summed up in a December 16 article how Republicans would most likely attempt a quick repeal of Obamacare, while being careful to leave certain regulations in place for incoming Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to strategically […]