Healthcare, Maternal Mortality and Sexual Violence: Healthcare in Mississippi: LA_Mississippi_018

Home healthcare worker and Nurse Claudia Cox visits with Regina Higgins, 45, who has lost 52 pounds since she got sick last year in Jackson, Mississippi, June 1, 2012.  Regina's daughter, right, collects social security for her mental illness, and it enables Regina to have enough income to live.  Mississippi has some of the highest rates of diabetes, obesity, infant mortality, AIDs, among other ailments, in the country, and though millions of federal funds have been thrown at the problems for years, conditions have only gotten worse.

Home healthcare worker and Nurse Claudia Cox visits with Regina Higgins, 45, who has lost 52 pounds since she got sick last year in Jackson, Mississippi, June 1, 2012. Regina's daughter, right, collects social security for her mental illness, and it enables Regina to have enough income to live. Mississippi has some of the highest rates of diabetes, obesity, infant mortality, AIDs, among other ailments, in the country, and though millions of federal funds have been thrown at the problems for years, conditions have only gotten worse.