The Clarion-Ledger, 6/2/8

Some lawmakers want to delay a Medicaid funding debate until later this summer when a commission appointed by Gov. Haley Barbour finishes studying the way Mississippians are taxed.

The Medicaid advisory committee Barbour appointed asked him to include the issue in the tax study.

“The governor should wait and call us back in September when we will know the recommendations of his own special tax study committee,” Rep. George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg, said in a news release today. “Any proposal to add taxes onto hospitals and their patients should certainly wait until that report is made.”