Brian Kemp announced campaign events with notable GOP figures like former Vice President and Indiana Governor Mike Pence and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, both of whom expanded Medicaid during their terms as governor to provide health care access for hundreds of thousands in their respective states. But as he prepares to campaign with the former governors, Kemp remains opposed to expanding Medicaid, reaffirming his cruel commitment to denying coverage to over 500,000 Georgians who would gain access to lifesaving care.
38 states — including many under Republican governors — and Washington D.C. have expanded Medicaid, providing significant benefits for those gaining coverage.
“As Brian Kemp announces campaign events with Mike Pence and Chris Christie, voters must be reminded: as former governors, both expanded Medicaid to provide health coverage to hundreds of thousands of Americans — something Kemp has repeatedly refused to do. Kemp’s staunch and heartless opposition to Medicaid expansion is keeping over 500,000 people from accessing lifesaving care, blocking 64,000 new jobs from being created, and sending Georgians’ hard-earned tax dollars to fund Medicaid expansion in other states,” said Max Flugrath, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia.
The facts on Medicaid expansion: