Mississippi Black Caucus leader decries failure to address Medicaid expansion

Medicaid expansion is one of the biggest issues Mississippi lawmakers are failing to address this year, the chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus said Monday.

Sen. Kenny Wayne Jones, D-Canton, said he doesn’t expect a last-minute push to add more people to the government health insurance program.

With just more than a month left in the session, Jones said debating Medicaid expansion would take too long.

“You open up that can, it’s going to take a long time before you close it again,” he said.

He spoke at a forum sponsored by the Mississippi State University’s Stennis Institute of Government and the Capitol press corps.

Memphis Commercial Appeal