They face the same objections that thwarted past attempts. But backers point to recent developments that could play to their advantage. And Gov. Nathan Deal and other GOP leaders haven't shut the door on the idea.
“I still have the same concerns. And you won’t see anyone advocating a wholesale Medicaid expansion,” Deal said in an interview. “But I do think there will be variations that will be discussed, and I look forward to talking to members of the General Assembly.”