Leadership set to prevent Medicaid expansion vote

Gov. Phil Bryant’s call announcing the special session and its topic should not prevent the Legislature from voting on Medicaid expansion.

Let me repeat that – the proclamation issued by the governor should not prevent a vote on Medicaid expansion.

But the Republican leadership – the governor, Speaker Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves – are so dead-set against expansion, apparently so fearful to allow the full Legislature to vote on the issue – that they most likely will take other measures in the special session to try to prevent that vote.

Bobby Harrison
NE MS Daily Journal