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.

AG Jim Hood Delivers $34 Million To State Treasury, Wants Lawmakers To Appropriate To Dept. Of Mental Health

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 24th, 2017 at 8:53 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: Budget, health, Jim Hood, Legislature, Mississippi, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, News, Revenue, Spending

In the last year, Attorney General Hood has delivered two checks totaling $100,158,623.58 in addition to this $34.4 million dollar check today. His office delivered a check in the amount of $66,207,318.37 on Feb. 17, 2016, and a second check for $33,951,305.21 on Oct. 7, 2016.

PLUNKETT: Perplexed Democrats Challenge Unprepared Republicans In State Senate To Provide Evidence Of Medicaid Fraud. Thank Goodness Someone Had Heard Of Google!

By Keith Plunkett | March 8th, 2017 at 5:08 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: Brice Wiggins, Budget, Contributor, Culture, David Parker, Democrats, Entitlements, Ethics, Federal Government, health, Hob Bryan, Insurance, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State Senate, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Republican, Spending

An exchange between Democrat and Republican Senators on Tuesday reported by Mississippi Today illustrates why changing the schedule of legislative sessions to every other year instead of annually is a good idea. A bill to tighten oversight of Medicaid and reduce improper payments brought heated debate in the state senate for an hour. If the […]

Division Of Medicaid Tries To Put Dent In $89 Million Deficit By Partnering With Managed Care Companies To Reduce Costs

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 13th, 2017 at 9:39 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: Budget, health, Insurance, Medical Care, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Spending

Mississippi’s Division of Medicaid needs money now. Last week, the state agency requested a $75 million deficit appropriation. Then, on Thursday, the governor cut several agency budgets another 1.4 percent. For Medicaid, this amounts to another $14 million dollars. But finding cuts with this particular state agency is a long game, according to legislators. As […]

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 […]

McDaniel Wants Full Hearing on Legislation to Defund Planned Parenthood.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 26th, 2016 at 10:01 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: Abortion, Chris McDaniel, Federal Government, health, Insurance, Legislature, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi, MS State Government, News

Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, was a co-author of Senate Bill 2238 and said he would like to see the issue have a full hearing on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals instead of a three-judge panel. McDaniel’s biggest problem with the bill is influenced by his views on the role of government, he says. […]

PLUNKETT: 83 Links: The Timeline of a Yearlong Battle Against Obamacare in Mississippi.

By Keith Plunkett | October 25th, 2016 at 3:47 pm

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: #PEPPoll, Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Democrats, Federal Government, Giles Ward, Governor, Greg Snowden, Gregg Harper, Haley Barbour, health, History, Insurance, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Melanie Sojourner, Michael Watson, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Obamacare, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Philip Gunn, Podcast, Politics, Roger Wicker, Russ Latino, Spending, Steven Palazzo, Tate Reeves

Chances are you’ve already read the latest headline this morning about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Turns out it’s not all that affordable. Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That’s […]

Judge Blocks MS Law Preventing Medicaid Reimbursements to Planned Parenthood.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 22nd, 2016 at 6:02 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: Abortion, Ethics, Federal Government, health, Insurance, Legislature, Medicaid, Medical Care, MS State Government, News

A federal judge blocked a state law preventing Mississippi’s Medicaid agency from making reimbursements to Planned Parenthood and to the state’s only abortion clinic. The order Thursday by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III overturns a law preventing payments to the state’s Planned Parenthood clinic and to its only abortion clinic, the Jackson Women’s […]

Telemedicine Legislation Fought by Medical Association to be Tried Again in 2017

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 24th, 2016 at 7:07 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: Ethics, health, Legislature, Medical Care, MS State Government, News

The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure and a leading provider of telemedicine were at odds earlier this year over who would set the rules for the practice. In the end, it was a draw. A Teladoc Inc.-backed measure sailed through the House but stalled out in a Senate committee. House Bill 1178 was designed to […]