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Democrats futilely push for Medicaid expansion in tech bill

Posted: 07-Feb-2018

Democrats Push for Medicaid expansion in tech bill

February 6, 2018, Mississippi Today, Larrison Campbell - Nothing in the Senate’s Medicaid technical bill hints at Medicaid expansion, but that didn’t stop a string of Democrats from advocating for it during the floor debate Tuesday afternoon.  As the bill, which is intended to reauthorize the Medicaid program for another three years, headed to a vote, several Democrats took the podium, pushing well-trod arguments that expanding Medicaid would benefit both recipients and the state’s economy.

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