Medicaid expansion would benefit rural Georgia

The Lower Oconee Community Hospital in Glenwood closed in 2014. (Special Photo: Georgia Health News)

ATLANTA — The potential impact from Medicaid expansion would be bigger in rural Georgia than in urban areas of the state, according to a new report released Tuesday.

Medicaid expansion would benefit low-income people across the state, said the report, by Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families and the University of North Carolina’s Rural Health Project.