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Georgia sues Biden administration over health waiver

Georgia has filed suit against the Biden administration, demanding the state be allowed to impose a work and activity requirement for some Georgians in order to qualify for Medicaid insurance.

Libertarian groups such as Georgia Public Policy Foundation have argued that the work requirement was the responsible way to spend taxpayer dollars if Medicaid had to be expanded.

“We still believe that the program outlined in the waiver is a better solution than just a straight expansion of Medicaid,” said Kyle Wingfield, GPPF’s president. To blame Kemp for the delay, he said, is “blaming the wrong party.”

Attorney General Chris Carr filed the suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia Brunswick Division. Now it’s up to the Biden administration to respond.