The Associated Press: Georgia launches Medicaid expansion in closely watched test of work requirements

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is offering a new bargain to some adults without health insurance beginning Saturday: Go to work or school and the state will cover you.

But advocates decry the plan, which will insure far fewer people than a full expansion of the state-federal Medicaid program, as needlessly restrictive and expensive.

The program is likely to be closely watched as Republicans in Congress push to let states require work from some current Medicaid enrollees. Georgia would be the only state that requires Medicaid recipients to meet a work requirement.

Others say the nearly $118 million in state money, combined with another $229 million in federal money, isn’t nearly enough to cover 100,000 people. The liberal-leaning Georgia Budget & Policy Institute estimates the funds will cover fewer than 50,000 people.

Read the full article from the Associated Press.

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1 thought on “The Associated Press: Georgia launches Medicaid expansion in closely watched test of work requirements”

  1. Why is corporate tax only 4% but personal tax is 45%? Medicaid is hard to get. It’s proven you can’t work. Why cut the poor and disabled while the corporate rich hardly pay anything!!!

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