Georgia was set to be the fifth-best paid state in the nation from the federal government–if we expanded Medicaid. That’s according to a new report from the non-partisan Urban Institute. A whopping $33.7 billion in funds were set to line our coffers. Georgia would have had to pay $2.5 billion over 10 years to expand Medicaid.
Perhaps underplaying the impact slightly, the report says “Medicaid expansion thus offers significant state-level fiscal and economic benefits, along with increased health coverage.”
If you want to read the nine-page, not-as-dense-as-you-might-expect report, head over to CL‘s website.