Medical group sends Gov. Phil Bryant letter backing Medicaid expansion

Another medical group is asking Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant to expand Medicaid, but his spokesman says the Republican remains firmly opposed.
The Mississippi Chapter of the American College of Physicians sent Bryant a letter Friday that read: “No matter where one stands on the Affordable Care Act itself, the evidence is clear: Mississippi will greatly benefit by accepting federal dollars to extend Medicaid, and Mississippians will be harmed if it does not.”

The group has 569 members who practice internal medicine or subspecialties. It also has 351 medical students as members.

The Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians already has endorsed Medicaid expansion, as have several hospital administrators.

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