Recent Local Coverage of the Gubernatorial Candidates and Their Healthcare Platforms:
11Alive: Abrams On Health Care: Expand Medicaid
WABE: Medicaid Expansion And The Georgia Governor’s Race
By Emma Hurt
Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams has said the first thing she would do as governor is expand Medicaid. That’s the decision each state can make to give more low-income people access to health care. States receive federal funding for it, though they, too, have to pay into the program. “And you’ll hear me talk about this ad nauseam because it’s the only answer to Georgia’s challenges,” Abrams said at a health care policy press conference Monday. “We have an uncompensated care rate of $1.7 billion.” She called Medicaid expansion “fundamental” to solving many of Georgia’s health care issues, including mental health and substance abuse treatment, a high maternal death rate and rural health care access.
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GHN: Abrams Health Plan Focuses on Premiums, Access; Kemp Fires Back
By Andy Miller
The former state House mino