Georgia’s largest hospital advocacy group wants Georgia to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. Gov. Deal opted out of the expansion program saying Georgia couldn’t afford it.
“We need Medicaid expansion in the state. We need some sort of relief that will help address some of the financial challenges that the health care provider community is facing,” said Bloye. “These issues are real. They’re not going to go away and we trust leadership that they’re going to work with us on this.”
On Thursday, the National Federation of Independent Businesses released survey results that show 64% of small business owners are paying more for health insurance premiums in 2013 than they were in 2012.
Kyle Jackson, state director of NFIB/Georgia, said in a statement he was not surprised by the findings. “The cost of health insurance has always been a big issue for small business, and I think it’s clear from the survey that things are getting worse, not better,” he said.