Medicaid Expansion is the Last Thing We Need Right Now

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There’s a saying that’s common in both politics and blue-collar work—when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. 

Georgia is in a hole right now. Our economy is still recovering from the pandemic and the projected state budget shortfall this year—13 percent—is significant. This is a time for commonsense leadership. And the first thing the state government needs to do is stop digging. 

That’s why Governor Kemp must veto the legislature’s partial Medicaid expansion in House Bill 1114. Georgia’s tax dollars—now more than ever—should be protected for the truly needy. This bill doesn’t do that. It just sinks more and more of our families into government dependency. Expanding the welfare state to more families now would just make the hole deeper and our recovery slower.