From a press release by the House Democratic Caucus:
May 13, 2013
Jackson, MS- Statement from House Democratic Caucus Leader Bobby Moak (D-Bogue Chitto):
“On Monday the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released proposed regulations for the implementation of reductions in Medicaid disproportionate share payments to hospitals pursuant to the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. These cuts begin January 1, 2014. The release can be found at Medicaid.gov. The agency has previously announced cuts to Medicare payments under the program beginning October 1, 2013.
Both the Governor and the Division of Medicaid have consistently speculated that the cuts will not occur. With the release today, they have been proven wrong. Should the Mississippi Medicaid program not be expanded to offset these cuts, our hospitals will be irreparably harmed. We again call on the Governor to call a special session to deal with this issue as soon as possible.”