Medicaid Waiver

In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 photo, a worker is seen behind the registration window of the emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital, in Atlanta.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, a conversation with Grady Hospital President and CEO John Haupert on the many crises that public health institutions across the country continue to face.


Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Gov. Kemp has signed into law his signature issue of the 2019 legislative session. Kemp now has the power to set the course for expansion of Medicaid and to determine possible subsidies for Georgians who buy insurance through Obamacare. We look at the political implications for Kemp’s victory.

 


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The Georgia Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would allow Georgia to seek waivers from Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.

SB 106, the "Patients First Act," would use $1 million in state funding and a match from the federal government to hire consultants to research options to expand health care access to low and moderate income Georgians.