Monthly Archives: March 2014

Below are remarks Rep. Jones prepared to present HB 990 on the floor of the Georgia House of Representatives and to respond to questions. Governor Deal signed HB 990 on April 29, 2014. HB 990 Talking Points HB 990 is a straight-forward one paragraph proposal that would require a vote of the legislature prior to any increase of the income threshold to expand Medicaid eligibility, which was mandated under the Affordable Care Act or ACA, commonly known as Obamacare, until the U.S. Supreme Court struck down that provision. The intent is to protect Georgia from the long term and significant consequences of such a decision on the budget, on its citizens and the state economy. Debate and careful decision-making should be exercised by the House and Senate before Medicaid is expanded. In addition to straining our state budget and the delivery of healthcare to our most vulnerable citizens, expansion would establish disincentives for businesses to create higher paying jobs and...READ MORE