Robert Gray on Health Care
Medicaid expansion & health-care exchanges would create jobs
Gray has slammed Bryant's policies, including the governor's resistance to Medicaid expansion. `Basically, he's choking the life out of the state of Mississippi by not taking (up) these issues,`
Gray said about Bryant's refusal to support expansion of Medicaid, which the Affordable Care Act permits states to do, with the federal government paying for the bulk of it.
Bryant has said that he does not believe the Obama administration will pay for the feds' end of Medicaid expansion and, thus, in his logic, leaving Mississippi taxpayers on the hook for the cost of providing health insurance for 300,000 people.
expanding Medicaid and starting the health-care exchanges in Mississippi, (it) would create jobs. It would take people off the need for government subsidies. We're losing money and making things worse by not doing anything,` Gray said.
Source: Jackson Free Press on 2015 Mississippi gubernatorial race
, Oct 28, 2015
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