Georgia Activists Confront GOP Rejection of Medicaid as Moral Mondays Spread Across South

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‘Glory, glory, we need health care!’ is their rallying cry.

Greg Russak‘s insight:

March 20, 2014  |   

"Medicaid expansion now!" was the rallying cry this week of a rising grassroots movement spreading across the South. Nearly 40 people were arrested at the Georgia State Senate on Tuesday protesting a bill that would bar the expansion of Medicaid. Georgia has the fifth-highest number of uninsured people of any state in the country. Under the Affordable Care Act, an estimated 650,000 additional residents would be eligible for Medicaid. But Georgia is one of a number of Republican-led states that have opted out of such Medicaid expansion. 

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