Tuck Tries To Calm Fears Over Medicaid Crisis

Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck reassured nursing home residents on the Coast that state leaders will solve Medicaid's financial crisis without putting any of them out on the streets.

Tuck spoke to residents at Dunbar Village nursing home in Bay St. Louis.

"I want you to know first of all, it was unnecessary that you ever had to hear the talk of anyone ever being kicked out of a nursing home," Tuck said. "We are not going to let that happen. And it is wrong that you had to be frightened or scared."

Tuck said even though lawmakers and Gov. Ronnie Musgrove have been at odds over how to bail out the state's troubled health program, there's nothing to worry about. Tuck also said she's optimistic the Medicaid panel announced on Wednesday will find a way to keep vital services, save money and weed out fraud.