Democratic Party of GA discusses healthcare system and expanding Medicaid

Updated: Jun. 27, 2018 at 10:21 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Democratic Party of Georgia is hosting a series of events on the dangers they perceive from a Republican healthcare system.

One event took place Wednesday in Columbus.

Their main concern is Medicaid. They said the refusal to expand Medicaid costs Georgia $3 billion a year. The Democrats say that money could be used to help rural hospitals among other things.

"The state of Georgia loses nearly $3 billion, that is 'b' billion dollars per year by not expanding Medicaid. That is nearly $8 million dollars every single day," said State Representative Debbie Buckner.

Democrats were also there to support their candidate for Georgia's next governor. Stacey Abrams will face the winner of the Republican primary in July.

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