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Georgia GOP Lawmaker: Blocking Medicaid Expansion 'Is Hurting Our State'

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“I believe this transfer of wealth is going to hurt Georgia," he said. "Our stance is hurting our state, but we’re not lowering the federal deficit."

He also warned of the electoral implications of the Republican position.

“I am concerned that my party is going to lose thousands of health care workers and independent voters over this," Hufstetler said. "The majority of Georgians do oppose Obamacare, but six out of 10 believe we ought to expand Medicaid."

"There is a difference between the two.”

He voted against the bill, the only Republican to do so, but it passed the Senate 35 to 19.

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