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Dems look for new way to pass Medicaid expansion

JACKSON — Democrats in the Mississippi Legislature say they’re trying a new approach to push for Medicaid expansion — an issue they support and Republican leaders oppose. Democrats hold a minority of seats in the House and Senate and they’ve pushed unsuccessfully this legislative session to bring up Medicaid expansion for debate in either chamber. They sent Republican Gov. Phil ...

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Some lawmakers balk, but Medicaid expansion still has chance

JACKSON — Some state senators aren’t ready to expand Medicaid, but they are keeping the option alive for later in the session. The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee passed Senate Bill 2207 yesterday. The measure reauthorizes the government health insurance for the poor. Committee members rejected an amendment from Sen. John Horhn, a Jackson Democrat, to add hundreds of ...

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Medicaid agency lobbies lawmakers for more money

JACKSON — Efforts to hold the line on Mississippi’s Medicaid spending are getting more daunting. The state Medicaid agency told House members yesterday that without changes, it now needs almost $884 million for the budget year that begins July 1. That’s up from the $870 million that the agency had previously requested. Gov. Phil Bryant is only asking lawmakers for ...

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Medicaid agency lobbies lawmakers for more funding

JACKSON — Efforts to hold the line on Mississippi’s Medicaid spending are getting more daunting. The state Medicaid agency told House members yesterday that without changes, it now needs almost $884 million for the budget year that begins July 1. That’s up from the $870 million that the agency had previously requested. Gov. Phil Bryant is only asking lawmakers for ...

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