11/12/20 - Hospitals Nearing Crisis | ACA-SCOTUS Reaction | Book Club" "Pappyland"
As the seven-day rolling average of coronavirus cases hit a three month high, hospitals prepare for a second wave.
Then, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the Affordable Care Act this week. We examine the legal case for the health insurance program.
Plus, in today's Book Club...Kentucky Bourbon, southern culture and family in Wright Thompson’s new book, “PappyLand.”
Coronavirus cases are on the rise in what could be Mississippi's second wave. Yesterday, the seven-day rolling average reached a three month high, and the state is on track to reach what health officials are calling "crisis level hospitalizations" as the state continues to fill bed space with coronavirus patients. Dr. Alan Jones is with the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He tells our Kobee Vance, if coronavirus cases continue to rise at the current rate, patients may not receive the immediate care they need.
As the U.S. Supreme Court deliberates the future of the Affordable Care Act, some Mississippians are hopeful the program will survive. Mississippi is one of 18 states attempting to strike down the ACA. Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments. According to the state insurance department 99,000 Mississippians are enrolled in the health insurance program this year. Beth Orlansky is with the Mississippi Center for Justice. She examines the legal case for the ACA with our Desare Frazier.
There’s a Kentucky bourbon that sells for thousands of dollars for a single bottle. It has a cult-like following and it and the family behind it are the subjects of a new book from Mississippian Wright Thompson. Thompson is widely read as senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. He explains why he set aside sports to pen the book, “Pappyland: A story of Family, Fine Bourbon and the Things that Last.”