Tuesday night, ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion was on the ballot in Mississippi. And it lost.
The state has rightly declined to accept ObamaCare’s reckless expansion over the last eight years, since the Supreme Court put the decision into the hands of states. And this week, Mississippi voters reaffirmed their opposition by electing a new governor that stands with them.
In the race to be the next governor, current Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves (R) soundly defeated Mississippi’s Attorney General Jim Hood (D). Arguably, expansion was a—if not the—defining issue of the campaign.