Election will determine much about state’s Medicaid expansion - ddtonline.com: Opinion

Election will determine much about state’s Medicaid expansion

Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2012 11:45 am

Surprise, surprise, the federal government is pushing the states to expand Medicaid. Should President Obama win re-election, look for that pressure to intensify regardless the opinion of the nation’s highest court.

When the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government can’t threaten or withhold funding for the state’s existing Medicaid program simply because the state fails to expand Medicaid as dictated by the Obama health care reform act, conservatives in the Mississippi Legislature and Gov. Phil Bryant breathed a sigh of relief.

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