Harrison – Bryant would face obstacles running Medicaid

Any effort by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant to run the Division of Medicaid after June 30 without a legislatively approved budget or authorization appears to be ripe with problems.

“The whole thing is messy,” said House Speaker Pro-Tem Greg Snowden, R-Meridian, who conceded at some point “a whole lot of things must be addressed” by the Legislature.

The 2013 session ended without the Legislature passing bills to fund Medicaid or to reauthorize it for the new fiscal year, which begins July 1. The thought was that the Legislature would come back in special session before July 1 to address those issues.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
5/13/13