MS doctors want ‘expanded coverage’ under federal ACA

The Mississippi State Medical Association has adopted a resolution supporting expansion of medical coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act, but stopped short of using the politically charged words “Medicaid expansion,” deleting them before passing the resolution on Saturday.

“We have a public health crisis here,” said Dr. Lee Voulters, president of MSMA and a Gulfport neurologist. “… We are in favor of any expansion of medical coverage that’s possible. Everything’s on the table.”

Voulters said MSMA understands the issues Gov. Phil Bryant and lawmakers face and the politics and “we don’t want to limit discussion to Medicaid expansion.”

Clarion Ledger