Lawmakers discuss potential impact of an Obamacare change

Many lawmakers didn’t have an answer to the question of how the uncertainty of Obamacare’s future will impact Mississippi.

“We hear reports of block granting money to states which will mean the federal government will give us a set amount of money and we at that point would choose how to spend it,” said Rep. Sam Mims, House Public Health and Human Services chairman. “So we’re looking at ways how that will impact us. So, we’re still doing lots of research and really listening to what’s happening in Washington.”

Even insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney has said he doesn’t think there will be a change overnight. Many legislators agreed and said that even if there is an overhaul, it may not impact budgeting until next session.