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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced today he will expand Medicaid coverage in his state, becoming the eighth Republican governor to change course and embrace the expansion.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced last week his state will expand Medicaid coverage, joining Christie and New Mexico Gov. Susanna Martinez as… [Read more]
State officials claim Medicaid expansion is unaffordable by overstating the real cost of covering newly eligible Georgians. State estimates claim it will cost $4.5 billion to expand Medicaid. But the official estimate includes more than $2 billion of future costs that are not caused by Medicaid expansion. Removing cost increases… [Read more]
Georgia should take advantage of new federal funding to expand Medicaid in 2014 to boost Georgia’s economy and create tens of thousands of new jobs, all while extending health coverage to hundreds of thousands of Georgians. Download the fact sheet.
Georgia’s Gov. Nathan Deal being left behind as other Republican governors endorse Medicaid expansionPosted February 10, 2013 by
GBPI Director of Health Policy Timothy Sweeney’s op-ed on Medicaid expansion is featured in the Saporta Report; read full article here.
This week, two more Republican governors came out in support for taking advantage of new federal funding to ensure health coverage for more of their state’s residents. Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder bring to six the number of GOP governors who have announced they will… [Read more]
We often hear about the social and cultural differences that divide Georgians of different backgrounds –but what about the economic differences that divide Georgia too? The state’s gap between the haves and have-nots has never been greater, and unless reversed, it will continue to undermine opportunity and economic… [Read more]
GBPI Director of Health Policy Tim Sweeney is quoted in this article on Medicaid expansion; read full article here.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution features Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s Director of Health Policy Timothy Sweeney Op-ed on health care reform in Georgia following the election.
Georgia Should Move Forward to Bring Affordable Health Care to the Hundreds of Thousands of Uninsured GeorgiansPosted November 8, 2012 by Timothy Sweeney
GBPI Director of Health Policy Timothy Sweeney releases the following statement in response to the election and moving Medicaid expansion.
With the election decided, it is now clear that the nation’s health reform law – the Affordable Care Act – is here to stay. That’s great news for Georgians who have… [Read more]
Georgia has a chance to dramatically increase access to health coverage and to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of Georgians by expanding Medicaid. Low-income parents and other working-age adults in Georgia (ages 18 to 64) would benefit the most, since they are more likely to be uninsured than… [Read more]