Abrams’ Push for Medicaid Expansion in Ga. Ignores True Costs

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The campaign for Georgia governor is in full swing and Democrats are hitting the stump with promises of expanding welfare to able-bodied adults across the state — specifically, Medicaid.

In an attempt to buoy her argument for growing the welfare rolls, Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams kicked off a campaign tour on March 14 by delivering an impassioned speech in front of a shuttered rural Georgia hospital. But campaign theatrics cannot hide the fact that extending Medicaid to a new population of able-bodied adults has been a disaster in every state that has tried it.