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Doctors, Nurse Practitioners Spar Over Medical Authority in Mississippi

Mississippi may soon have a new class of independent primary-care providers, if the Legislature elects to end a long-standing oversight requirement for its nurse practitioners. The deregulation move would affect more than 4,250 general practitioners across the state, reducing the costs to practice and potentially aiding the state’s widespread primary-care deserts.

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‘Make Mississippi’s Fortune Today’: Two Visions Emerge after Governor’s ‘State of the State’ Address

In his annual State of the State address Tuesday, Gov. Tate Reeves memorialized a long, cruel 2020 from the steps of the Mississippi Capitol. Behind the governor lay nearly a year of an uncontained pandemic and a hospital system just beginning to contain the crush of the virus’ worst wave. Still, Reeves struck an undeniably triumphant note with his address.

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