The Georgia Chamber of Commerce unveiled what it bills as a conservative-friendly blueprint for Medicaid expansion on Wednesday, outlining a trio of proposals that could offer more coverage to Georgia’s poorest residents under the Affordable Care Act.
A task force deputized by the influential business group cast its options as a starting point for Georgia lawmakers who are preparing for a bruising debate in 2017 over healthcare coverage that could cost less than a wholesale expansion of the program. It calls it the “Georgia Way” – though it spares many crucial details, such as the cost of each option, how it could be financed or how many people it could cover.
Gov. Nathan Deal has long opposed accepting more federal funds to expand Medicaid, saying it will be too costly in the long run. But a growing number of Republicans say it is past time for Georgia to begin accepting tens …
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Georgia Chamber pitches conservative-friendly blueprint for Medicaid expansion – Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)