Mississippi is on a “race to the bottom”
MISSISSIPPI IS ON A “RACE TO THE BOTTOM” where Medicaid is concerned, according to an article by Joan Alker, executive director of the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, and Suzanne Wikle with the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), an advocacy group for low-income individuals.
“More than half of states have taken the Affordable Care Act option to expand Medicaid coverage to more low-income parents and childless adults. But some states are trying to move in the opposite direction — not only turn down the option to expand coverage but put obstacles in the way of very low-income parents who are eligible for Medicaid coverage on a mandatory basis.”
Mississippi is one of the latter states.