Tag: Medicaid Expansion

Kemp Rolls Out Medicaid Plans

Federal health officials have given formal approval to Gov. Brian Kemp’s request for a waiver to expand health coverage options for low-income Georgians. Laura Harker of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, which supports Medicaid expansion, points out that the

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Sine Die 2020: More Work Needed to Address Georgia’s Revenue Crisis

After a three-month hiatus due to COVID-19, the 2020 legislative session ended Friday, June 26. When lawmakers returned in mid-June, the world had shifted. A steep revenue shortfall, high levels of unemployment, an ongoing public health crisis and a global anti-racist movement underscored the long-standing truth that the status quo could

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GBPI Presents 1115 Waiver Public Comments

On Nov. 22 at the Kennesaw public hearing held by the Georgia Department of Community Health, GBPI Senior Health Policy Analyst Laura Harker offered public comments on the state’s 1115 waiver proposal. Below are her full comments presented at that

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