Democrats lose vote on Medicaid

State House Democrats finally got to vote on a version of a Medicaid expansion proposal Thursday on the opening day of a special session that lasted into the early evening.

Democrats lost that vote, 65-51.

The Legislature is in special session because the existing Medicaid program covering 644,000 people – poor pregnant women, poor children, the disabled and the elderly – was not funded or reauthorized during the regular session for the new fiscal year, which starts Monday.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal