Will Louisiana’s Medicaid Expansion Be A Harbinger For Georgia?

(By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News for Kaiser Health News)

Louisiana and Georgia have many political similarities. Both states face significant health challenges affecting their populations. And until recently, both states had identical approaches to Medicaid expansion.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, has rejected expansion since he took office in 2011, and GOP lawmakers have repeatedly backed him up. They point to concerns about the future cost of expansion, saying it would eventually put too much strain on the state budget. Read article here…..

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