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