What's the Story on Medicaid Expansion?
- Current Status: Not Moving Forward At This Time
- Key Info: In August 2012, Governor Deal (R) announced his opposition to Medicaid expansion, which he has repeatedly reaffirmed. In May 2013, Governor Deal signed a resolution establishing a Joint Study Committee composed of 18 members appointed by the Governor and Legislature charged, in part, with examining Medicaid expansion in Georgia. The Committee will issue its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly and Governor before 2014. If Georgia were to expand Medicaid, an estimated 588,000 Georgia residents would be newly eligible for the program by 2016.