LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) -- There is still some unfinished business in the Legislature.
While this year's session is over, health care for hundreds of thousands of people on Medicaid remains up in the air.
The Democrats want to expand Medicaid, while the Republicans are against it.
This political impasse has some senior citizens worried.
Bettie Robinson said she is crossing her fingers, hoping state leaders will agree to fund Medicaid before the deadline. She said she is on a fixed income and does not have the money to pay her medical expenses.
"Without it, I don't know what I will do," said Robinson.
Elizabeth Saxton said she couldn't bear the thought of not having Medicaid.
"[I'd] just about lay down and die," Saxton said.
She says the older she gets, the more she has to go to the doctor.
"I don't have much left from the month as it is [in the way of money]," said Saxton.
The Democrats want to expand Medicaid under the health care law that President Barack Obama signed in 2010.
"[We want] to extend health care to the working poor. That's not the weak, that's the working poor," said Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville.
Democrats said up to 300,000 more people could receive health coverage if the state expands Medicaid to people making roughly $15,000 a year.
Republicans say the state can't afford it.
"Medicaid always seem to be an issue of not having enough money, and expanding it isn't going to help," said Rep. Brian Aldridge, R-Tupelo.
Even with the federal government promising to pay the full medical expenses for newly-qualified participants for the first three years, Republicans say they don't buy it.
"Right now, there are too many things we don't know," said Aldridge.
Both parties agree Medicaid will be funded one way or another, but could not say when that would take place.