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Groups Rally for Medicaid Expansion

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JACKSON, MS -

Several advocacy groups gathered at the State Capitol Wednesday, asking state leaders to expand the Medicaid program.

Lawmakers are still debating the topic. Supporters say expanding the program will create nearly 9,000 jobs and lower the death rates for lower-income families. Opponents say the state cannot afford to add more people to Medicaid, without raising taxes or cutting the budget.

Supporters say the federal government promises to pay for expansion costs. However, Governor Phil Bryant says it's still taxpayers' dollars, and the federal government is dealing with its own budget cuts. He's worried the costs could come back to Mississippi.

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