Reeves may be on Medicaid hot seat

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has gotten off easy thus far during the current Medicaid controversy.

Over in the House, Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, used extraordinary parliamentary maneuvers to ensure that the lower chamber did not have an opportunity to vote on expanding Medicaid to cover those earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level as is allowed under the federal Affordable Care Act.

In the Senate, there was no effort made on the floor by the membership to force a vote on expansion so Reeves never had to face the issues that confronted Gunn.

If and when Gov. Phil Bryant calls a special session to reauthorize and fund the massive federal-state health care program, Reeves could find himself in the hot seat.

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