Dr. Pamela Banister poses while working at a clinic which is part of the Singing River Health System in Pascagoula, Mississippi September 26, 2013. The not-for-profit hospital system offers a menu of ... more 
Dr. Pamela Banister poses while working at a clinic which is part of the Singing River Health System in Pascagoula, Mississippi September 26, 2013. The not-for-profit hospital system offers a menu of services that all cost $49, from school physicals to treatments for sinus infections and rashes. On bigger-ticket items, the hospital offers a 40 percent discount to patients who can pay cash at the time of service. Despite the clinic offering discounts for treatments paid in cash, many in the area still cannot afford the tests they need or visits with a specialist. As Americans across the nation begin to find out what Obamacare has in store for them, many of Mississippi's most needy will find out the answer is nothing, since the state decided not to expand the Medicaid program for the poor under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Picture taken September 26. To match Feature USA-HEALTHCARE/MISSISSIPPI REUTERS/Lyle Ratliff (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH BUSINESS SOCIETY POVERTY) less 
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