Political Fight Jeopardizes Mississippi’s Entire Medicaid Program

Mississippi Public Broadcasting's Jeffrey Hess, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News and NPR, reports, "Medicaid and controversy are welded together in many states lately, but for the most part, the wrangling is about 'new' Medicaid -- the Obamacare expansion of the health program for the poor and disabled. Mississippi, though, is raising the stakes. Democrats and Republicans in the state are in the middle of a game of political chicken that could threaten the very existence of the entire Medicaid program by the end of the month" (Hess, 6/22). Read the story.

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