SHERRI DAVIS-GARDNER: Urge work on Medicaid

If Medicaid’s budget in Mississippi is not reauthorized by June 30, we will see seniors in nursing homes lose their care. If Medicaid is not expanded in Mississippi, hard-working Mississippians will lose an opportunity to receive a yearly staying well physical and hospitals will, in some cases, close their doors, lay off staff and cut services. Lastly, those companies who do business with our hospitals may have to lay-off staff. The economic impact will have a severe toll on Mississippi, further hurting the uninsured 50-plus population.

Daily Journal
5/27/13