Gov. Brian Kemp discusses the state’s Medicaid plan, which is being viewed unfavorably by federal officials in the Biden administration.

ATLANTA — Georgia officials say they’re still working toward a July 1 launch of the waiver plan to add more people to the state’s Medicaid program, despite a harsh initial assessment by the Biden administration.

The conflict with the feds involves the eligibility requirements that Georgia proposed and that the Trump administration approved. President Biden, who took office in January, and his fellow Democrats have sharply different views on Medicaid than do former President Trump and many Republicans.

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Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News.

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