Appearing on CNN's State of the Union with Jake Tapper, Reeves doubled down on his anti-abortion position despite the state's poor showing in several indicators related to health, education, and economic well-being.  

The Mississippi State Medical Association and the Mississippi Hospital Association both support expanding Medicaid. Tim Moore, the hospital association's president, told the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting that the refusal to expand Medicaid has hit rural communities hard.

Reeves is a part of a clique of Republican governors who deflect and double down on lousy talking points as people continue to die from the pandemic.