Mississippi Legislature Looks to Expand Clinic Grants

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Jackson, Miss. The Mississippi House and Senate will attempt to work out their differences on a proposal to expand state subsidies to health clinics.

The plan, proposed by Gov. Phil Bryant, is meant as a partial alternative to expanding the Medicaid insurance program for poorer people.

The House passed an amended version of Senate Bill 2117 Thursday. House Public Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Sam Mims, a Natchez Republican, says the two chambers will confer to work out differences.

The House proposes adding $4 million a year to current subsidies to underwrite expanded operations for an existing set of federally-qualified or nonprofit rural clinics.

The Senate proposes spending $3.2 million and opening the grant program to any health care provider that cares for patients in an underserved area.


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