More Mississippians signed up for health insurance through the federal insurance exchange in 2020 than any year prior. This year’s enrollment grew 12% over the 98,892 who signed up for 2020 health insurance—and nearly doubled sign-ups from the exchange’s early days’ enrollment in 2013. Mississippi had the fourth-largest enrollment increases over last year, with about 400 more enrollees per 100,000 residents.
A Matter of Trust: UM Controversy Shows How Ombuds Programs Should, Shouldn’t Function, Expert Argues
Executive Director of the International Ombudsman Association Chuck Howard writes that the University of Mississippi ombudsman controversy shows the danger of ignoring the core principles of effective ombudsmen: independence, informal, neutral and confidential.