Read more: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal – OUR OPINION Medicaid debate will keep on going
Mississippi has made its decision for the coming year. It should revisit the issue in the 2014 regular session of the Legislature, as even some Republicans apparently are indicating privately is a possibility.
One of the reasons – aside from the positive impact of providing health insurance to mostly working Mississippians who can’t afford it, which is what the expansion would do – is the effect on reimbursement rates for hospitals. They stand to lose if Medicaid is not expanded.
Daily Journal Editorial