Georgia has a high proportion of uninsured residents. This is a weakness and a vulnerability for our economy, since these folks tend to be less productive over time. Moreover, this is a serious burden on our hospitals and emergency rooms. Georgia is a great state; we can afford to do the right thing by our working poor.
K.M. from Snellville, GA
I support the Medicaid expansion in Georgia because it will be good for our economy. Healthy workers are stronger workers, and health coverage means people will get the care they need early, preventing more severe illness and saving lives.
L.W. in Atlanta, GA
I have needed Medicaid services in the past have and have been told that I am not eligible because I work and got to school full time; [it] was hurtful to know that at the time that I really needed help, there was no help to be found.
A.S. in Atlanta, GA
Too many Georgians do not have adequate health care or insurance. Healthy Georgians are an asset to their community and the state.
E.K. in Atlanta, GA
I am a Food Stamps / Medicaid eligibility specialist working at DFCS. Every day I have to explain to adults why they are not eligible to receive medical assistance. I would like to be able to give them good news because of Medicaid expansion.
DFCS worker in Macon, GA