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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 30, 2008

 

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR

 

Regarding House of Representatives Vote on the Medicaid Bill

 

"I thank the members of the House who voted to support the Mississippi Constitution by voting against bills that were outside the scope of the Call for this special session. A fair and reasonable solution to fully fund Medicaid has been passed by the Senate with the supporting majority of both Democrats and Republicans. This bill is supported by the two organizations that know the most about and have the largest stake in the issue, the Mississippi Hospital Association and the Division of Medicaid. I urge the House of Representatives to go ahead and pass this bill."