Apr. 14—NATCHEZ — Mississippi Lt. Gov.
Hosemann was in
"We need to look at the delivery of health care in
In an attempt to change that, the
Still, the state's Republican-led legislature has managed to block Medicaid expansion.
"I think we need to get away from the political aspect of this issue, like the name calling of Obamacare or Trumpcare. We need to take a look at what is the best way to deliver health care to people who are working and can't afford it," he said.
Hosemann said he is appointing members to two health care committees, which will begin meeting this summer and will continue until the fall, in an effort to study ways to deliver health care to working Mississippians.
"We will look at everything and go from there. In the end, we have to provide affordable health care to people who are working," he said.
Hosemann, the state's 33rd lieutenant governor, served three terms as
Hosemann, whose hometown is
He is a 1969 graduate of the
Hoseman told Rotarians that the emphasis of the 2021 legislative session was on education. He said the state has hired a "workforce czar," who will lead the way in workforce development.
"30 percent of
He highlighted an additional
"We are in the throes of honoring the people who teach our young people with a livable financial situation because the best economic development tool we have is the human brain," Hosemann said.
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