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Research from other states suggests Medicaid expansion could prevent 3,600 deaths per year in Georgia - close to 10 deaths per day. Medicaid costs are going to increase whether or not we expand - because with the Affordable Care Act we're going to start covering the 50% of eligible Georgians who aren't signed up - and that's why Governor Deal is able to cite scary numbers as an excuse to not move forward. But the federal government covering 90%+ the costs of newly eligible folks under the expansion is TOO GOOD A DEAL to pass up. We're sending our tax dollars to help other states expand, and that's just not right. If you agree, sign the petition at http://www.change.org/petitions/governor-deal-medicaid-expansion-is-a-good-deal-for-georgia.
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