Saturday, December 7, 2013

Greenwood Commonwealth: Gov. Bryant's "mulishness" bad for Mississippi

The op-ed begins:
It’s obvious that Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant erred terribly when he blocked Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney from setting up a state-run health-insurance exchange.
Bryant’s not just made it harder for the uninsured to get coverage, as required by Obamacare. He may also be costing them more when they do find it, according to an analysis published Sunday by The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson.
The entire article is required reading, but yeah, that's pretty much the whole story about Gov. Bryant (R) and his pigheadedness when it comes to anything at all Washington-related. I was actually mildly surprised to see Gov. Bryant's statement of support for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R) yesterday, considering how every other word out of Bryant's mouth is anti-spending Tea Party propaganda.

3 comments:

Brent Caldwell said...

Do you have a link to the Clarion Ledger analysis? I can not find it on the website and am unable to get a hard copy of the paper.

Matt Eichelberger said...

Brent, I'll see if Ryan, Kate, or David can hunt it down. I've got an insane busy week ahead of me.

Kate said...

I think this is the article mentioned: http://www.clarionledger.com/interactive/article/20131201/NEWS01/312010047/Affordable-Care-Act-tale-two-systems.