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 that occur with our without expansion drops the ten-year state share to $2.1 billion, or barely a 1 percent increase in Georgia Medicaid spending over the next decade. Download the fact sheet.
A new poll commissioned by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) from the University