Better health care means a better quality of life and a growing economy.
A healthy Mississippi has always been in our state’s best interest, but health care is even more important now that it offers a way to expand our economy and save lives at the same time. Governor Bryant signed bills in his first term to:
Expand the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.
Establish the Office of Physician Workforce to create new medical residency programs in Mississippi.
Expand the Rural Physicians Scholarship.
Establish the Rural Dentists Scholarship.
Require health insurance plans in Mississippi to cover telemedicine.
Create tax exemptions inside “healthcare industry zones” so businesses like laboratory testing facilities and medical supply distributors can create jobs near major hospitals or in small communities.
Create a public-private partnership to serve as a chamber of commerce for healthcare.
In the next four years, Governor Bryant will continue making health care a priority. He will:
Continue on the road to reaching the goal of creating 1,000 new doctors in Mississippi by 2025.
Expand scholarships for doctors moving to underserved areas.
Provide for faster licensing of doctors.
Cut taxes for doctors serving in rural areas.
Continue to oppose Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, which is estimated to cost the state billions over the next fifteen years.