Brian Kemp

GA Senate OKs Kemp Medicaid waiver program

Mar 1, 2019
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.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Announces Medicaid Waiver Plan

Feb 14, 2019
AP Photo/John Bazemore, File

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled a proposal Wednesday that would authorize his office to pursue Medicaid waivers to give the state more flexibility in using federal health care funding.

But some Democrats worry that the legislation would give Kemp, who railed against Medicaid expansion during his recent election campaign, nearly free rein in designing and implementing the program.

AP Photos/John Amis, File

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. House Democrats are bringing a voting rights inquiry to Georgia as they look into allegations of voter suppression during the 2018 elections.

A House subcommittee will hold a Feb. 19 field hearing in Atlanta on “voting rights and election administration in Georgia.”

Peter Whippy is communications director for the Committee on House Administration. He said Wednesday that the hearing would focus on issues like purging of voter rolls and poll closings.

What's on the 2019 health care agenda?

Jan 18, 2019
Georgia Health News

A new year, a new governor, and a new legislative session. This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News preview the Georgia General Assembly’s health care agenda.

Read Andy Miller's full report.

Governor Brian Kemp Pledges to Work with All Georgians

Jan 14, 2019
AP Photo/John Bazemore

“I, Brian P. Kemp do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of Governor of the state of Georgia.”

Athens native Brian Kemp has been sworn in as the 83rd governor of Georgia.

Judge T. J. Hudson, Probate Judge of Treutlen County administered oath of office.  

An enthusiastic crowd turned out to support the new Republican governor, who pledged to be a governor for all the people of the state.