Hospitals less vocal on Medicaid expansion

At a Senate Committee meeting last week, Tim Moore, the new chief executive officer of the Mississippi Hospital Association, was described as giving a “less than enthusiastic” endorsement of Medicaid expansion.

Last year, the Hospital Association was one of the chief and most powerful proponents of the Mississippi Legislature expanding Medicaid to cover those earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.

Then-CEO Sam Cameron, who retired last year, was participating in news conferences urging Gov. Phil Bryant and the Legislature to expand Medicaid – a position staunchly opposed by the governor and the legislative leadership.

For the most part, Moore is quiet on the issue.

Daily Journal
2/3/14