JACKSON Miss. -- Friday is decision day for states to let Washington know if they will set up their own health care exchange under Obama Care.
Mississippi has already decided to create its own exchange. Now the state is moving forward.
The State Insurance Department held a Health Care Reform Symposium in the Capital City Thursday.
“It’s designed for professions to look at what the law says and then kind of what we are doing in Mississippi to fulfill our part of the law. And why we have chosen to operate a state base operation instead of a federal operation,” said Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney.
Kim Robinson with the Children’s Defense Fund was among those who attended the symposium. “I want to know how the health exchanges are moving forward; and the issue of children and the reform – how CHIP plays into that. And how they plan to make that seamless.”