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Lt. Governor candidate wants to expand Medicaid to create jobs

Connie Stokes, (D) Lt. Governor Candidate Connie Stokes, (D) Lt. Governor Candidate
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Democratic Candidate for Lieutenant Governor says she wants to expand Medicaid to create more jobs in South Georgia.

Connie Stokes, the former state senator and DeKalb County commissioner, was in Albany campaigning for the November 4th election. She says the expansion of Medicaid could help bring more jobs to our area. She says there is also a need for affordable and accessible healthcare. Stokes even sent a letter to Governor Nathan Deal calling for a special session of the legislature.

"The important thing about the jobs created by expanding Medicaid is that they would be all over the state,” said Connie Stokes, (D) Lt. Governor Candidate. “They will not just be in healthcare, so it would be an opportunity for us to jump start the economy if you will, if we had expanded Medicaid. So I'm going to continue to work on that."

Stokes will face off with the incumbent Lieutenant Governor, Republican Casey Cagle in the November 4th election.

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