GLSP’s Linda Lowe weighs in on Medicaid expansion in Georgia

Linda S. Lowe

Linda S. Lowe

GLSP Health Policy Specialist Linda S. Lowe argues that Gov. Nathan Deal is short-sighted in his reluctance to expand Medicaid health coverage in Georgia. In an Atlanta Journal-Constitution op-ed, she tells the real-life story of a woman who nearly died because she didn’t have health coverage, then her illness cost taxpayers in the state much more than it should have because she didn’t receive care early in her disease. Gov. Deal maintains on the same page that what he calls “Obamacare” would cost too much, even though the federal government would pay for 90 percent or more of the cost. AJC’s editorial board sides with those in Georgia who need coverage by saying Deal should change his mind and accept the expansion of Medicaid. Read all three opinions as well as reader comments here…

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