Medicaid agreement reached

Several sources at the state Capitol, including House Speaker Billy McCoy, D-Rienzi, said late Monday night an agreement had been reached on Medicaid that will be taken up by both chambers Tuesday.
If Medicaid is not funded Tuesday, the agency will expire at midnight, leaving in doubt health care for about 600,000 Mississippians.
The primary disagreement has centered around a tax increase on hospitals strongly supported by Republican Gov. Haley Barbour and the Senate leadership, but opposed by the Democratic House leadership.