If Georgia expands Medicaid today, more than $33 billion of new federal funding will flow to the state over the next 10 years, which would generate about $1.8 billion in new state revenue during the decade, according to forecasts from Gov. Nathan Deal’s office and a recent Georgia State University study. This new revenue would offset more than 80 percent of expansion-specific state spending over the next 10 years. In addition, Georgia’s cash-strapped local governments and school districts would gain about $1.2 billion in new sales tax revenue over the same time period. Download the fact sheet.

Timothy Sweeney
Tim served as GBPI’s health care policy analyst from 2005 to 2016. He followed Medicaid and other health policy developments in Georgia closely, documenting the affects various budget and policy proposals have on state health care programs.

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