Today, as Brian Kemp signed seven health care bills into law with various impacts, he failed to sign legislation that will help increase health care coverage to address Georgia’s high uninsured rate. The Peach State has the third-highest uninsured rate in the nation, but Kemp refuses to take action to expand Medicaid and provide affordable health care coverage to over 500,000 Georgians. The Democratic Party of Georgia released the following statement in response:
“Brian Kemp’s refusal to expand Medicaid is denying half a million Georgians access to affordable health coverage and life-saving care. If Kemp truly cared about the well-being of his constituents, he’d take action to fully expand Medicaid — it’s cost effective, a job-creating engine, and would improve access to care in rural communities,” said Max Flugrath, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia.
Both Brian Kemp and his Trump-endorsed primary opponent, David Perdue, oppose expanding Medicaid, which would provide over 500,000 Georgians with access to affordable health care and lower our state’s uninsured rate.
More on how expanding Medicaid would improve coverage in Georgia: