Georgia and Mississippi are among 10 states that haven’t expanded Medicaid eligibility to include people earning up to 138% of the federal poverty level, or $20,120 annually for a single person.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said in a news release announcing the lawsuit that the Biden administration was again trying to ‘interfere with Georgia’s innovative plan.’
If a woman’s Medicaid application is ultimately rejected because her income is too high, Medicaid would still pay health care providers for services they provided during the time of presumptive eligibility.
He blasted the House GOP plan for not guaranteeing pay raises for teachers and all other public school employees.
Kemp contrasted Georgia’s low unemployment, big industrial announcements and billions in tax cuts and rebates with high prices that he said are squeezing Georgians.
A pediatrician said the proposed ban would make the already difficult path for transgender youth to obtain medical care ‘even more torturous and virtually impossible to navigate.’
‘They made other places better, and we missed out on all they could have done here at home.’
The lone Democratic Governor in the Deep South has reached the end of his tenure after eight years.
‘Let’s not focus on small things simply for the sake of scoring political points.’
Mississippi has 73 rural hospitals. Six have closed since 2005, and 31 are at immediate risk of closing because of severe financial problems.