Tag Archives: Medicaid expansion

Lawmakers are actually considering Medicaid expansion

A Senate study committee listens attentively to healthcare advocates argue in favor of Medicaid expansion — a rare event at the Georgia capitol . . .

Tags: ACA , Charlie Bethel , healthcare advocates , Medicaid expansion , Senate study committee

Deal on Medicaid expansion proposal: ‘We’re working through it’

Gov. Nathan Deal says he is at least looking at a Medicaid expansion proposal worked up by a Georgia Chamber of Commerce task force . . .

Tags: Georgia Chamber , income tax credit , Jay Powell , Medicaid expansion , Nathan Deal , rural hospitals , Terry England

GOP lawmakers have mixed reaction to Medicaid expansion plan

Republican legislators are starting to divide over whether they will support or oppose the Georgia Chamber’s proposals to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act . . .

Tags: Affordable Care Act , Jason Spencer , Medicaid expansion , Renee Unterman

Ga. Chamber panel releases Medicaid expansion proposal

A special healthcare committee recommends ways for Georgia to expand Medicaid coverage through a federal Obamacare waiver . . .

Tags: Affordable Care Act , Georgia Chamber , Georgia plan , Medicaid expansion

Georgia could get 9-to-1 payback with Medicaid expansion, study says

Georgia could be in line for greatly increased federal funds if it goes ahead with Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act . . .

Tags: Affordable Care Act , federal funds , Medicaid expansion

Political Notes — Independent candidates submit their petitions

Green Party presidential Jill Stein submits her signatures to be on Georgia’s general election ballot, as does a challenger to state Rep. Gerald Greene . . .

Tags: Gerald Greene , Hillary Clinton , independent candidates , Jill Stein , Johnny Isakson , Kenneth Zachary , Medicaid expansion , Palmetto Pipeline , private email servers

Report: Two-thirds of Ga. counties are medically underserved

A new report from the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute details the shortage of hospital beds and physicians in a majority of the state’s counties . . .

Tags: GBPI , hospital bed availability , Medicaid expansion , physician shortage

Louisiana rolls out Medicaid expansion; can it be a model for Georgia?

Louisiana has become the first Deep South state to expand Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act; there may be some lessons here for Georgia . . .

Tags: ACA , federal waivers , John Bel Edwards , Louisiana , Medicaid expansion , Renee Unterman

Political Notes – Newspaper editor’s pot plant is growing

You’ll find support in the strangest places for legalizing the cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , charter school commission , Fran Millar , Medicaid expansion , medical marijuana , Mike Buffington , Stacey Abrams , Third Congressional District , Wayne Garner

Political Notes – Deal’s planning for two more Supreme Court justices

Gov. Nathan Deal is already budgeting for two additional Supreme Court justices, even though the Legislature hasn’t voted on expanding the high court . . .

Tags: Medicaid expansion , Nathan Deal , Stacey Abrams , Supreme Court expansion , Third Congressional District race