Senator Hyde-Smith supports common-sense, patient-centered health care reforms to help Mississippi families afford health insurance coverage without expanding the government’s role in providing health care.  She believes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, should be repealed.

Senator Hyde-Smith appreciates the role of the state’s universities to support federal research on better prevention and treatment efforts on chronic diseases, like diabetes, that affect Mississippians disproportionally.


HYDE-SMITH ASKS FOR AGENCY PLANS TO GET COVID-19 VACCINES TO RURAL AREAS

HYDE-SMITH ASKS FOR AGENCY PLANS TO GET COVID-19 VACCINES TO RURAL AREAS

Senate Appropriators Look at Needs as Nation Prepares for Potential Vaccine Distribution Later this Year

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VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Addresses Rural Healthcare Needs in Coronavirus Fight.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today sought details of how federal agencies plan to ensure the availability and distribution of an anticipated COVID-19 vaccine to rural and underserved communities.

Hyde-Smith...

PROPOSED TRANSPLANT REGULATIONS COULD DESTABILIZE PROGRAM, MISS. DELEGATION WARNS

PROPOSED TRANSPLANT REGULATIONS COULD DESTABILIZE PROGRAM, MISS. DELEGATION WARNS

Miss. Lawmakers Seek Changes to HHS Organ Procurement Organizations Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Mississippi Congressional Delegation today raised concerns about proposed changes to performance standards for organ procurement, which could destabilize a program that is particularly critical for patients with kidney disease.

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), along with...

HYDE-SMITH BACKS RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING SEPTEMBER AS SICKLE CELL DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

HYDE-SMITH BACKS RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING SEPTEMBER AS SICKLE CELL DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) this week joined Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in introducing a resolution recognizing September as Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Awareness Month.

SCD is a genetic disorder that affects approximately 100,000 Americans, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.  There are at least 2,500 African Americans in Mississippi living with sickle...

USDA Extends Free Meals For Kids Through December 31, 2020

WBIW Radio Bedford, Ind.

USDA Extends Free Meals For Kids Through December 31, 2020

SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Last week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend several flexibilities through as late as December 31, 2020....

COVID-19 pandemic dramatically alters school lunch programs across U.S.

Washington Times

COVID-19 pandemic dramatically alters school lunch programs across U.S.

USDA should continue to extend "universal free lunch"

By Brian McNicoll, ANALYSIS/OPINION

No more cafeteria food fights. No more rules against eating in class. No more scrounging for change to pay for school...