February 11, 2021 8:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, February 11, 2021 Morning Reads – Thursday, February 11, 2021 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 4 Comments Peaches Some positive news about do-goodersSen. Warnock is under investigation.Modernizing Cash Aid for Thousands of Georgia Children in Deep PovertyThe Isakson bridge?That time a Facebook post about organ donation worked.Kemp, Ralston make big ta-do about $1,000 for state employees COVID-19 The potential for domestic travel restrictions?And now the shot may be an annual thing.“Without vaccination, you may not make it there.”Meanwhile, a ban on outdoor exercise. Jimmy Carter The Uncomfortable Truth – a new push in CongressRelated: Corporate America’s year of name changes and racial reckoningThe NYSE threatens to bolt if trading is taxed.Dozens of former Republican officials in talks to form anti-Trump third partyRecord budget deficit totals mean nothing to most politicians. Sweet Tea Poor Britney can’t catch a break.They actually paid for someone to study this.A future city.A new no-gambling resort in Las VegasThey lived on coconuts for 33 days. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi 4 Comments chefdavid So I am betting Biden will send them back to Cuba? February 11, 2021 3:30 PM Log in to Reply armanidog Take the money folks. It costs more if these folks end up in the ER. Kemp already helped the upper middle class with his plan. Noe let’s help folks who actually need the help. WASHINGTON—U.S. House Democrats are trying again to entice Georgia and other holdout states to expand Medicaid coverage with the prospect of billions of dollars in federal cash. The new offer, included in a massive $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that House Democrats are pushing through committees this week, could help provide health coverage to more than 2 million Americans – more than 400,000 in Georgia. They are falling between the cracks in government programs in the midst of the pandemic and economic downturn. Most are childless adults who earn some money but still fall below the federal poverty income level, or about $12,880 per year. In the vast majority of states, people in that situation could qualify for Medicaid, a public program that provides health insurance to low-income people and people with disabilities. But in Georgia and 13 other states that have not yet expanded Medicaid, they are still ineligible for that program. Meanwhile, they are still too poor to get subsidized private coverage through insurance exchanges. https://georgiarecorder.com/2021/02/11/feds-woo-georgia-other-medicaid-expansion-holdouts-with-billions/ February 11, 2021 6:48 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance And despite David Perdue’s extreme advertised assertions, Medicaid expansion will save rural hospitals. February 11, 2021 6:51 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance And….the Medicaid waivers recently granted are probably going to be revoked, particularly the one with the work requirement (which was likely to not be upheld in court anyways) https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/biden-ends-medicaid-work-requirements/2021/02/11/74b51d78-6cc3-11eb-9f80-3d7646ce1bc0_story.html February 12, 2021 11:33 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.