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Mississippians Need Open Access to Life-Saving Cardiovascular Treatments

A stock image of a doctor's hands with blue gloves pointing at an EKG scan with a pencil, along with a stethoscope and opened pill bottle. Mississippians need access to cardiovascular disease treatments.

“Nearly one-third of Mississippians live with high cholesterol,” cardiologist Dr. Kevin Hall writes, warning that insurance companies are statistically more likely to deny life-saving medications for Black and hispanic cardiovascular-disease patients, especially women. Hall, a Tupelo, Miss., native, encourages Mississippians to practice preventative care with regular screenings, to educate themselves further on risk factors and to consider effective prescription access for better patient outcomes.