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Governor's Healthcare Economic Development Summit


By Courtney Ann Jackson | WLOX-TV | August 15, 2013

Hundreds were attendance for the Governor's Healthcare Economic Development Summit at the Jackson Convention Complex Thursday.

Speakers from both the healthcare and economic sectors are presented to the group. Their goal is to discuss ways the state can use the health industry to bring in new jobs and grow the state's economy.But not everyone at the summit is praising the state's work with healthcare.

Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran believes it's ironic to discuss drawing new business when the state previously did not to expand Medicaid. Moran says that is a failed opportunity to create health related jobs and provide services to more of the state's needy citizens.
"We all agree we want more health care business in the state of Mississippi. But yet we won't even afford our citizens access to affordable health care," said Moran.

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