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Poor adults' health needs met in Medicaid expansion states, says federal report

Georgia Health News

According to a new federal report from the Government Accountability Office, poor adults living in states that declined to expand Medicaid are less likely to seek care and have their health needs met.

While this type of finding isn't new, it does add to the growing argument for Medicaid expansion. Georgia is one of 17 states that remain opposed to expanding Medicaid, and it is also one of several states where Medicaid expansion is appearing as a major platform issue in gubernatorial races. Read more

On this week's Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss the findings of the GAO report and the arguments for expanding healthcare access in Georgia.