YOUR OPINION: Letters to the Editor April 4, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

AARP backs vote
on Medicaid expansion

AARP Mississippi thanks all lawmakers who have worked this legislative session to expand health care for hard-working Mississippians.
We hope that in the near future, legislators will be allowed to vote on Medicaid Expansion. As a non-partisan organization, AARP supports issues that are important to our members and their families.
Medicaid Expansion would provide health coverage to thousands of Mississippians, including more than 39,000 residents between the ages of 50 and 64.
We urge legislators to take a vote on Medicaid Expansion, and we urge Gov. Bryant to work with legislators to provide health care coverage to thousands of hard-working Mississippians.
Many Mississippians have lost their jobs.
Many are struggling in jobs without health insurance and don’t have access to affordable health care.
Expanding Medicaid would give struggling families the security of knowing they can get the care they need, and the hospitals that serve them will be able to keep their doors open and prevent staff cuts.
Ronda Gooden
AARP Mississippi
Jackson

MCPP holds IRS tax-exmpt status
In response to Bob Spencer’s recent letter to the editor, I’d like to clarify some facts about the Mississippi Center for Public Policy.
We are an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, public policy organization based in Jackson. We are a 501(c)3 organization with tax-exempt status from the IRS.
Our mission is to advance the ideals of limited government, free markets, and strong traditional families by influencing public policy, informing the media, and equipping the public with information and perspective to help them understand and defend their liberty.
We are supported by voluntary, tax-deductible contributions from people who share our commitment to advancing liberty in Mississippi.
We do not seek or accept funding from government sources for our projects or programs.
Grant Callen
Mississippi Center for Public Policy
Jackson