Bill Minor: Bryant about to lose an anti-Medicaid buddy

Mississippi and Louisiana are two of the few states that elect governors in odd-numbered years. It happens that Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal and Mississippi’s Phil Bryant are buddy-buddy staunchly opposed to Medicaid expansion to qualify for Obamacare federal funds.

Last week more evidence cropped up that Bryant was not only about to lose his Louisiana pal to national politics, but also find himself left further out on a limb as a holdout in bringing health care funding to thousands of the poor and working-poor constituents.

The Louisiana legislature last week resoundingly thumbed its nose at Jindal by adopting a joint resolution explicitly laying out a funding source for the next governor to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, better know as Obamacare.

ClarionLedger

6/11/15