Some legislators see value of expanding Medicaid for prisoners

The Mississippi Legislature is considering a proposal to expand Medicaid – for incarcerated people.The state’s Republican leadership has long rejected efforts to expand Medicaid, as is allowed under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to provide health care coverage to as many as 300,000 Mississippians – many of them the working poor who are employed in jobs that do not provide health insurance and who do not make enough to afford to purchase private coverage.Mississippi Today, Read More.

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