GA Senate OKs Kemp Medicaid waiver program

Mar 1, 2019

Governor Brian Kemp
Credit Georgia Health News

This week, the Georgia Senate approved a bill that would allow Governor Brian Kemp to seek healthcare waivers from the federal government. The waivers would allow the state to add more uninsured Georgians to the Medicaid roll without expanding Medicaid per Obamacare guidelines.

Democrats are concerned the waivers won't do enough to help Georgia healthcare and cost more than expanding Medicaid, and some Republicans don't want to see anything resembling Medicaid expansion hit the books. Read more.