Medicaid expansion coming to Mississippi?

A non-profit has filed paperwork to start a ballot initiative to allow Mississippi voters to decide on Medicaid expansion.Dr. Jeffrey Ross thinks that’s a good idea. Chief Medical Officer of King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Ross said it would be a benefit to both the state government and its citizens. KDMC CEO Alvin Hoover agrees. Hoover explains it as a $10 deal.The Daily Leader, Read More.

New Report studies low wages jobs and how much state would gain expanding Medicaid

A new study by Georgetown University finds 13 percent of Mississippians work in low wage jobs in the service industry where few employers provide health insurance. Professor Joan Alker, a researcher for the report, says positions at restaurants, in retail and construction earn on average $17,700 per year; cashiers and maintenance workers earn less. MPB, Read More.

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