Half of states balk at Medicaid expansion

It appears Mississippi will join about half the states in not participating in Medicaid expansion during the 2014 calendar year, forfeiting at least one of three years where all health care costs from the expansion will be paid by the federal government.

But even though legislative Democrats were unsuccessful in expanding Medicaid during last month’s special session, the issue isn’t dead for good in Mississippi.

During debate in the June 28-29 special session, House Minority Leader Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto, said he had been told by some Republican legislators the issue “will be revisited” during the 2014 regular session.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
7/8/13