Published Online: January 23, 2013
Gov. Phil Bryant and Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney have known each other for 30 years and call themselves friends.
Now, though, a wedge has come between the two elected Republicans -- President Barack Obama's health law. Bryant is trying to stop Chaney from creating a critical feature of the Affordable Care Act -- an online health insurance marketplace that will allow an estimated 250,000 Mississippi residents to shop for coverage and find out if they qualify for government subsidies or Medicaid, the state-federal health program for the poor.
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Source: Kaiser Health News (in collaboration with USA Today)