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Mississippi Legislature sends presumptive Medicaid eligibility bill to governor desk

Posted on AllSides February 29th, 2024
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The Mississippi Legislature has sent a bill to the governor's desk that aims to expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women. House Bill 539 was approved by the Senate on Wednesday with a 48-4 vote, having little opposition. The bill came right on the heels of a Republican-led historic vote in the House on Wednesday afternoon to federally expand Medicaid to more than 210,000 people. Sen. Nicole Boyd, R-Oxford, presented the bill to lawmakers, saying it would cost the state $567,000 per year to implement into the Mississippi Division of Medicaid....

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