Miss. budget writers briefed on Medicaid growth

Mississippi’s Medicaid director told lawmakers Thursday that expanding the program under the federal health care law could cost the state a cumulative $1.6 billion over 10 years.

The figure prompted Republican House and Senate leaders to reiterate their opposition to the expansion.

But it appears to be the most expensive scenario, based on other available research.

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9/21/12