How Mississippi Could End-Up Killing Medicaid from Washington Post
By Sandhya Somashekhar, 6/13/13

"The fight over expanding Medicaid has gotten ugly, and the latest state to grab the spotlight is Mississippi, where a standoff in the legislature is pushing the state toward a cliff. Without a last-minute agreement, Medicaid may cease altogether there on July 1.

Most people think it won’t come to that, but given the unpredictable nature of the fight over Obamacare, advocates and hospitals there are growing understandably concerned. Some 700,000 people are on the Medicaid rolls in Mississippi, and the program represents about 16 percent of the state’s hospital revenue." ...

Republicans will not permit a debate on expanding Medicaid under the health law, which would add 300,000 people to the Medicaid rolls (43%). They have said they will not reauthorize the program without such a debate.