medicaid

Mississippi Senate votes against expanding Medicaid

The Mississippi Senate has voted twice against expanding Medicaid to people who work low-wage jobs without insurance. Both votes fell along party lines. Democrats in the minority voted in favor of expansion. Republicans in the majority voted…

Molina Healthcare to expand footprint in Mississippi in 2021

Molina Healthcare of Mississippi (“Molina”) on Monday announced that the company will expand its Health Insurance Marketplace footprint (also known as Exchange) from 19 counties to all 82 counties in the state, effective Jan. 1, 2021. In addition to the…

Gov. Reeves allows telehealth expansion

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced the expansion of the state’s telehealth coverage to increase and further care for Mississippians and slow the spread of COVID-19. Governor Reeves instructed the Mississippi Division of Medicaid to expand and allow additional use of…

Mississippi Medicaid director staying in new administration

By Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The incoming governor of Mississippi says he will keep the state's Medicaid director. Republican Tate Reeves made the announcement Monday. Drew Snyder has been in charge of Medicaid for the past two years…

Latest decision to expand Medicaid and increase gas tax

Candidates for governor in Mississippi are split over the decision to expand Medicaid to working lower-class as well as increasing the gas tax to fund road projects. Lt. Governor Tate Reeves said he’s against both while Democratic Attorney General Jim…

Medicaid audit

Mississippi would hire a contractor to audit Medicaid, welfare, and food stamp recipients to make sure they’re not cheating the programs under a bill passing legislature. House Bill 1090 was held for more debate after passing the Senate Wednesday, but…

Gulf Coast Caregivers Conference

Alzheimer's is a disease that can rob anyone of their memory and other important mental functions. To keep caregivers and social workers up to date on advances when it comes to treating and caring for those with the disease, Alzheimers…

Gulf Coast Caregivers Conference Alzheimer's Mississippi

Alzheimer's is a disease that can rob anyone of their memory and other important mental functions. To keep caregivers and social workers up to date on advances when it comes to treating and caring for those with the disease, Alzheimers…

Mississippi Medicaid Asks For $75 Million

Mississippi Medicaid officials are requesting an additional $75 million to get through the final six months of the budget year and the program's director says the reasons why are clear. David Dzielak argues legislators didn't put enough money into Medicaid…

Legislators Continue Meetings

Discussion about Mississippi state taxes and spending continue between state lawmakers, but the two sides don't exactly see eye to eye. During meetings in Jackson, a group made up mostly of republicans looked for ways to trim the budget. On…

SRHS and Memorial Sue State Medicaid Dept.

Breaking this morning the coast's two largest community healthcare systems will sue the state division of Medicaid over its payment formula that is meant to reimburse community hospitals for care provided to the uninsured and Medicaid beneficiaries. Singing River Health…

Possible Changes to Government Aid

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would audit Medicaid recipients and tighten restrictions on other government aid. The proposed House Bill 1116 would use an outside company to verify recipients’ financial information and residency to determine if they are still…