Anna Wolfe, The Clarion-Ledger

Anna Wolfe

The Clarion-Ledger

Jackson, MS, United States

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Past articles by Anna:

Modern day debtors prison? Mississippi is only state to still jail people for unpaid debt

The state has a long history of forcing prisoners to work, and reportedly still allows judges to lock people up indefinitely to pay off debts. → Read More

Medical billing: What dictates costs and why

Clarion Ledger spent four months reviewing medical bills from providers in your community. Here's what we found. → Read More

Does that nursing home have enough nurses?

New data shows the wide variation in staffing not just among different nursing homes, but day-to-day in the same facility. → Read More

UMMC reaches deal with Blue Cross to remain in-network

After a month-and-a-half long stalemate, the hospital and insurer have reached an agreement. → Read More

Auditor finds half-million in improper payments to Medicaid managed care insurers

The auditor's office and Medicaid are working to recoup $616,447 in improper payments, which may have been made on behalf of deceased patients. → Read More

Contracting hiccup causes delays in services for vulnerable children

"For there to be an administrative problem that is causing so many people to go without these services, it's particularly frustrating." → Read More

One insurer pays 100 percent of UMMC ER charge, another pays 12 percent

One medical bill may substantiate concerns from University of Mississippi Medical Center that Blue Cross's reimbursement rate is too low. → Read More

Reconciling the science, politics and experiences of opioid use for chronic pain

"You could not convince me that I did not need them," said Jeanne Decanter, who became addicted to opioids after a car wreck → Read More

First West Nile case of the year confirmed in Mississippi

Many who contract West Nile virus symptoms and neuroinvasive versions of the virus are left with their lives altered. → Read More

How much will that allergic reaction ER visit cost you? 4x more at UMMC than St. Dominic

UMMC charged $4,331 for one ER visit while St. Dominic charged between $800 and $1,050. → Read More

'Mental carnage' awaits those who fall through safety net cracks in rural Mississippi

Marty Jean Pettit worked her whole life. It wasn't enough. → Read More

After controversial bid, lawmakers celebrate new Medicaid contractor's policy Oct. 1

"The MississippiCAN contracts were awarded and are being performed in violation of unambiguous Mississippi statutory and regulatory law." → Read More

Mississippi Medicaid adds back beneficiary protections in work requirement proposal

The new Medicaid director had removed a year of planned protections for beneficiaries newly subjected to work requirements. They've been added back. → Read More

He asked if insurance would pay for a CT scan; hospital said 'Yes,' then billed him $3,878

"I think when they see (commercial) insurance, a bulb goes off in their head and they say, "Money!" → Read More

UMMC to keep treating Blue Cross patients as in-network while mediation continues

"It's like two kids fighting in the playground," said Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney. → Read More

WJSU manager dies after battle with breast cancer

Before she passed, she made a public declaration to cancer, saying, "You couldn't make none of this ugly." → Read More

Patients to pay up to 29 times more over fight between UMMC and Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Where patients had been paying $177 for a colonoscopy from UMMC, they will be billed $5,135. → Read More

At 48th for child well-being, Mississippi ranks higher than it has in decades

Still, 211,000 children, or 30 percent, live in poverty, making Mississippi one of the worst states for youth poverty. → Read More

David Baria beats Howard Sherman in U.S. Senate Democratic runoff

Baria received more votes Tuesday, a day of low voter turn out, despite having a fraction of his opponent's campaign funds. → Read More

Still no contract between UMMC and Blue Cross; consumers' pocketbooks hang in balance

The parties have not yet resolved their contract dispute after UMMC said Blue Cross & Blue Shield wanted unfair power to change reimbursement rates → Read More