The LEGISLATURE is in session. Hold on to your pocketbook! So goes the old saying.
The Mississippi Senate on Tuesday rejected two proposals to expand Medicaid to people who work low-wage jobs that don’t provide private health insurance.
After voters expanded Medicaid in conservative states like Missouri and Oklahoma, health care advocates are renewing a push for expansion in Mississippi and other Southern states where Republican leaders have long been opposed.
Call it Medicaid reform, not Medicaid expansion.
Mississippi’s Medicaid director said Wednesday that the program will not seek additional money for the final half of the state budget year. This is the first time that has happened in the past five years.
Just as the leader of Mississippi’s Medicaid program cracked open the door Monday to the idea of expanding health coverage to some of the state’s uninsured residents, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves seemed to slam it shut.
Earlier this month, the Lowndes County Board of supervisors authorized county engineer Bob Calvert to submit three road/bridge projects to the state for funding under the state’s new emergency roads/bridges fund.
For nearly a decade, opposition to former President Barack Obama’s health care law has been a winning message for Nebraska Republicans.
Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration cut dental and vision coverage for as many as 460,000 Kentuckians after his Medicaid overhaul plan was rejected in court.
An estimated 20,000 poor parents in Mississippi will lose health coverage over five years under a proposal requiring Medicaid recipients work for their benefits, researchers at Georgetown University reported.