…Before the Georgia Senate adjourned today, Senate Rules Committee Chair Don Balfour announced that House Bill 340, the PeachCare eligibility reduction bill, would get a hearing in committee Monday, April 16th at 9:00a.m.
Prior to this announcement by Sen. Balfour, it was my understanding from news reports along with this conversation that I had with Sen. Balfour that the Georgia Senate was not comfortable with cutting kids from the important program that is PeachCare.
I guess I was mistaken.
If HB340 passes out of Rules, and what the bill looks like, is up for discussion; but I want to be clear that any bill that tries to cut kids’ health care is not a bill that the people of Georgia, the voters, can or will support.
As I highlighted earlier today, the people of Georgia don’t hold the Republican-led Georgia General Assembly in high esteem right now, and if the Republicans pass this bill, I predict that they’re job approval rating among voters will decline even further.
Plain and simple, Georgia Republicans are about to do, in four years, what it took Congressional Republicans a decade to do…fall out of favor with the voters.
Note: This was cross-posted at Georgia Politics Unfiltered.