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

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.

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