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Vernon Jones on Health Care

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Supported limited instead of full expansion of Medicaid

Legislative Summary:: SB 106: A BILL to authorize the Department of Community Health to submit a waiver request to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Analysis by Georgia Public Broadcasting:The Patients First Act requests a Medicaid waiver from the federal government. Both proponents and opponents of the move are making it clear a waiver isn't the same as full Medicaid expansion, which is what then- President Obama envisioned for states when crafting the Affordable Care Act. Democrats say a waiver doesn't go far enough while some conservatives say even a partial expansion is too costly.

Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 32-20-4, Vote #65 on Feb/26/19; Passed House 104-67-9, Vote #288 on Mar/25/19; State Rep. Vernon Jones voted YES; Signed by Governor Brian Kemp on Mar/27/19

Source: GBP.org on Georgia legislative voting record SB 106 , Mar 25, 2019

Part of team that created the PeachCare Act

Jim Martin and I were part of the team that created the PeachCare Act. We provided children with health insurance. We provided pre-dental care to children who were afraid to smile because their teeth were in disarray. I have a record of helping young children getting health care.
Source: Georgia 2008 Democratic Senate Primary Debate , Jun 30, 2008

Put quality of life over profit margins

There are 1.7 million men, women and children in Georgia who are without healthcare. Affordable and accessible healthcare must be provided to all citizens. And, we need to hold accountable insurance companies who systematically deny coverage when it comes to certain medical procedures. Quality of life should be more important than their profit margins.
Source: 2008 Senate campaign website, vernonjonesforgeorgia.com , May 2, 2008

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