GBPI Director of Health Policy Timothy Sweeney releases the following statement in response to the Department of Community Health Board meeting today.
“Instead of blaming Washington for Georgia’s shortcomings, lawmakers should take a balanced approach that includes new revenues so the state can properly invest in this important area. Contrary to what the commissioner implied, Georgia already has substantial flexibility in how it delivers services to people enrolled in Medicaid.
“Georgia spends less per Medicaid enrollee than nearly any other state and has one of the highest rates of residents living without health insurance. It’s time for the state to stop making excuses and invest in a healthy Georgia.”
Timothy Sweeney is available for comments and interviews. Media coverage is invited.
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