Slater: Mississippians are dying while Bryant calls names

Vicki Slater, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, weighed in on Gov. Phil Bryant’s response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act ruling. She said in a releae from her campain:

“We should be celebrating the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, but Phil Bryant has resorted to calling names and attacking the President, the Supreme Court and Congress instead of being a leader for Mississippians. Phil Bryant’s refusal to accept Medicaid dollars is an injustice for people in our state.
“It is wrong to deny working Mississippians access to health care, which would keep Mississippi families healthier and more financially secure. It would also grow our economy, creating thousands of new jobs and keeping hospitals across the state from closing. But Governor Bryant is letting our money go to other states.

“There are Mississippians dying because they do not have access to health care, and all Phil Bryant is doing is calling names. This is yet another example of Phil Bryant’s failed leadership.”