Despite the rosy picture painted by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (MSHL), the promises of
Medicaid expansion proponents have proven time and time again to be based on incorrect enrollment
estimates, wildly off-base cost projections, and imaginary savings that are rarely—if ever—realized. Contrary
to the estimates of MSHL, if Mississippi expands Medicaid under ObamaCare it can expect to:
• Enroll 424,000 able-bodied, working-age adults onto Medicaid.
• Incur a state-only cost of $333 million annually on Medicaid expansion.
• Realize new hospital Medicaid shortfalls that exceed any uncompensated care savings.
• Leave new federal resources on the table.