Health Care

Miss. lawmakers poised to vote on Medicaid expansion deal

Its work requirement and the governor’s expected veto make its path forward unclear.
Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann (R) listens as Senate Medicaid Committee Chairman Kevin Blackwell (R) provides details on the body’s passing a Medicaid expansion bill at the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, March 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi lawmakers struck a last-minute deal with minutes to spare ahead of a Monday deadline that keeps alive a proposal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

House and Senate negotiators hashed out their differences on separate expansion plans that were passed with veto-proof majorities. Both chambers are now set to vote on the deal this week, potentially making it the second Southern state to expand Medicaid in the past two years.

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