Georgia Democratic leaders oppose Gov. Kemp’s health care plan

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Democratic leaders in Georgia are opposing Gov. Brian Kemp’s plan to seek work requirements as part of a partial expansion of Medicaid in the state.

“Health care is a right that should be afforded to all Georgians,” state Rep. Karen Bennett, D-Stone Mountain, said in a statement. “We, at the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, cannot in good conscience support policy that ignores the needs of an estimated 600,000 Georgia citizens, institutes state required work hours, as well as economically and socially burdensome reporting and does not fully address the health care disparities within the African American community. In fact, the proposed ‘Kemp waivers’ leave much needed health insurance provided through federal tax dollars on the table.”

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