Study projects expansion’s big impact on Georgia uninsured
Up to 5 million more Americans would have health insurance coverage if the 19 states that have not expanded Medicaid were to do so in 2017, a new study says. Among those states, Georgia would see the third-largest drop in uninsured people under Medicaid expansion, a figure of 509,000,... Read more
Medicaid expansion: Much debated but still not studied in Georgia
With a troubled state budget, Louisiana is banking on an extra $184 million in savings. That’s the amount that Louisiana officials have projected the state would save by expanding its Medicaid program to low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act. The $184 million would offset some of Louisiana’s huge... Read more
Commentary: The economic case for Medicaid expansion
A week ago, state Rep. Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine) wrote a GHN Commentary on Medicaid expansion, attacking the specifics of one proposed model while reiterating his party’s longtime objections to expansion of any kind in Georgia. Republican opposition to expansion may have recently frayed a bit, as Spencer himself noted,... Read more
Invest in our state by closing the coverage gap
My expertise lies in public health, not in finance or investments. However, it is my understanding that in order to reap rewards, one first has to invest. One example is my retirement account. I give up a small amount of money out of each paycheck so that I can... Read more
Commentary: Don’t be lured into Medicaid expansion
In the past few years, most states have expanded their Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Georgia’s executive and legislative leaders have stood adamantly against doing so, saying it would be too costly. Lately, some states have worked out arrangements with the federal government... Read more

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