By Sid Salter, Syndicated columnist
The Picayune Item
The argument has long been proffered that opposition to Medicaid expansion is a Mississippi political game changer, one that could swing Mississippi from Republican dominance in state government — Governor’s Mansion, House and Senate control — and return the state’s Democrats to power.
Despite the political volatility of the Medicaid issue in the poorest state in the union, that argument remains wishful Democratic Party thinking. Medicaid expansion isn’t a strong enough issue to offset other fundamental public policy divides over taxation and social issues that the current majority of Mississippians have simply refused to ignore.
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