Miss. Legislature: Chairmen expect ‘very busy session’

Frierson said the federal Affordable Care Act has added about 75,000 more people to Medicaid through “the wood-work effect.” That is people who in the past qualified for Medicaid, but didn’t know they qualified or apply for it until they applied for the ACA and were directed to Medicaid.

“Medicaid is continuing to suck up large sums of recurring cash,” Frierson said. “… I’m about ready to punt with the Medicaid program.”

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