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Senator Hyde-Smith supports common-sense, patient-centered healthcare 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  She believes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, should be repealed.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:  UMMC AWARDED PRESCRIPTION OPIOID ABUSE RESEARCH GRANT

HYDE-SMITH:  UMMC AWARDED PRESCRIPTION OPIOID ABUSE RESEARCH GRANT

$663,080 Will Allow Continued Research as Miss. Overdose Deaths Rose in 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today announced a $663,080 grant to allow the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) to continue research on deterrents to prescription opioid abuse.

Hyde-Smith, who serves on the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee, said last...

HYDE-SMITH VOTES FOR CRIME VICTIMS FUND FIX

HYDE-SMITH VOTES FOR CRIME VICTIMS FUND FIX

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Replenish Key Victims of Crime Act Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today voted for legislation to shore up funding for the Crime Victims Fund, a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant program that supports state-level programs that help crime victims.

The Senate voted unanimously to approve the bipartisan VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021 (HR.1652/S.611), a measure to...

Bipartisan letter highlights need for Taiwan trade talks

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Bipartisan letter highlights need for Taiwan trade talks

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Thursday, July 1

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) joined a bipartisan group of senators in sending a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Katherine Tai, regarding...

Senators Talk Rural Health, Lead Screening During CDC Budget Hearing

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Senators Talk Rural Health, Lead Screening During CDC Budget Hearing

Agency lauded for work during pandemic

By Joyce Frieden, Washington Editor

WASHINGTON -- Preparing for the next pandemic was high on senators' minds Wednesday during a Senate hearing on the CDC's budget request for...

Mississippi senator wants CDC to form new Office of Rural Health

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Mississippi senator wants CDC to form new Office of Rural Health
 
By Troy Johnson

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has called on the CDC to form an Office of Rural Health.

Hyde-Smith said millions of Americans, including Mississippians, were disproportionately hit during the pandemic due to a lack of health care resources.

"I believe establishing a new office of rural health within the Center for Disease Control would be an important way to support rural...

Senate Bill Would Extend Telehealth Flexibilities Beyond Pandemic

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Senate Bill Would Extend Telehealth Flexibilities Beyond Pandemic

By Jim Parker

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators have reintroduced the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2021. If enacted the bill would expand Medicare...

Millions in rural America deserve hospital access and CDC support

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Millions in rural America deserve hospital access and CDC support

By U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

I am a part of a proud fifth-generation farming family. The town where I grew up Monticello, Mississippi has a population of fewer than 2,000 people. Rural America is...

HYDE-SMITH:  MISS. WANTS FLEXIBILITY IN USING SCHOOL ‘REOPENING’ FUNDS

HYDE-SMITH:  MISS. WANTS FLEXIBILITY IN USING SCHOOL ‘REOPENING’ FUNDS

Education Sec. Cardona Says Dept. Welcomes Innovation in using COVID-related Education Funds

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VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Questions Education Secretary on School Funding Flexibility.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today sought to ensure that Mississippi education officials and schools have flexibility to use significant new federal funding provided to “reopen schools,” despite most Mississippi...