Currently 240,000 Georgians live without health insurance. These are working folks who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid but don’t make enough to get assistance on the ACA health exchanges. They fall into what’s called the insurance gap, and that gap has an enormous impact on our economy, directly contributing to the closure of hospitals which leads to economic instability.
I’m so heartened to see that Virginia has expanded Medicaid to cover its population in the insurance gap. It’s high time Georgia did the same – it’s not just critical for the lives and well-being of our fellow Georgians, it’s crucial for our state’s economic prosperity. If elected, supporting Medicaid expansion will be among my top priorities. Making sure all Georgians have health insurance is just one more way we can make Georgia stronger. Join us as we work to bring these priorities to the General Assembly next year!