Expansion of Medicaid
All Initiatives   
Subject Matter:
Expansion of Medicaid  (See Comments)

Original Filing:
See attached Measure

Proposed Ballot Title:
Should Mississippi expand Medicaid eligibility to include adults ages 18-65 with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level?

Proposed Ballot Summary:
Initiative Measure Number 76 seeks to amend the Mississippi Constitution to require Mississippi to provide medical assistance, under Mississippi’s Medicaid program, to individuals between the ages of 18 and 65 with income not exceeding 133% of the federal poverty level, plus 5% of the federal poverty level for the applicable family size, under the income methodology provided by applicable federal law, and who meet applicable non-financial eligibility conditions for Medicaid benefits under federal law.

Initiative Petition:

Dr. John Gaudet
605 Mackwood Dr.
Hattiesburg, MS 39402


Town Meeting Location:

Initiative Information:
The official ballot title and ballot summary for an initiative measure are prepared by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office. Initiative measures are valid for one year. During this one-year period, a petition may be circulated to place the measure on the next statewide general election ballot to allow the voters of Mississippi to determine whether the measure should become a part of the Mississippi Constitution. According to Mississippi law, for an initiative measure to be placed on the ballot, a minimum of 106,190 certified signatures must be gathered, with at least 21,238 certified signatures from each of the five congressional districts as they existed in the year 2000. This required number of signatures represents twelve percent (12%) of the total number of votes cast for Governor in the last gubernatorial general election. Signatures must be certified by county circuit clerks as belonging to registered voters in Mississippi. A completed petition should be filed with Secretary of State, together with a filing fee of $500.00. For more information on the initiative process in Mississippi, consult the Mississippi Constitution of 1890, Section 273, and Mississippi Code Annotated §§ 23-17-1 through 23-17-61 (1972).

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