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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Some Georgia Democrats say they plan to make another push for Medicaid expansion in the upcoming General Assembly session.     

Representative Winfred Dukes says it's needed, and he's spoken with Governor Nathan Deal about it.

"Actually I met with the governor and we had a conversation on expanding Medicaid, and he was quite candid and said that was not the direction he wanted to go," said Winfred Dukes, Georgia Representative.    

We reached out to several area Republican lawmakers but were unable to get their side.    Governor Deal previously said that there's no way to know what the state's portion of the Medicaid expansion would be in the future and he doesn't want the state to get stuck with a bill it can't afford, even though the state would not be forced to continue the expansion after the three years covered by the federal government.

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