Moderated by Tom Sabulis
Gov. Nathan Deal’s announcement this week that he would not expand Georgia’s Medicaid program because of its expense – even though the federal government says it will pick up at least 90 percent of the tab – brought an array of feedback. Democrats say the Affordable Care Act is a bargain and other states will gladly take the money due us. Republicans counter that the feds can’t be trusted to pay and that the state is seeking more creative ways to meet the needs of our uninsured.
By Pat Gardner
If you think we are scrambling now to come up with a workable Plan B to deal with transportation gridlock after the defeat of the T-SPLOST last month, think about this:
There are no options on the table – in Atlanta or Washington – to get as many as 1.3 million Georgians health insurance as fast or as effectively as implementing the Affordable Care Act would.
Georgia is getting a grand bargain under the new health care law. In less than two years the federal