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MS Medicaid Expansion
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The Mississippi House voted Thursday against expanding Medicaid to more than 230,000 uninsured working poor residents.

Rep. Cecil Brown, D-Jackson, pushed for expansion as the House considered House Bill 1481, an early version of the Medicaid budget for the year that begins July 1.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers appear unlikely to do an about-face and vote to expand Medicaid this year.

Leaders of the Republican-controlled House and Senate say they still oppose expansion of the program, even with the federal government paying most of the cost in the first few years. They're backed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who fears Mississippi could be stuck with a huge health care bill if the federal government backtracks on funding.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, a Republican, says he doesn't want to expand Medicaid because Obamacare, he argues, might be repealed or altered in a way that forces states to pay the cost.

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Deep Blue -- Legislation introduced and/or passed. Active single-payer movement.**
Moderate Blue
- No legislation. Highly active s-p movement.
Light Blue -- No legislation. Growing s-p movement.
Pale Blue -- No legislation. Opportunity to grow movement.
**CA most active state movement. Legislation pending strategic decision.
Red Refused Medicaid Expansion
Green Expanding Medicaid - opportunity for S-P movement growth

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