Education spending a major campaign theme
"Jason Carter’s plan: increase spending by $12.5 billion."
Numbers are right but context complicates expansion issue
"There’s $30 billion in expansion funds that we’ve paid – it’s our money and Nathan Deal wants Washington to keep it."
Fraud concerns date back to Lincoln's day
Georgia has recovered more than $60 million that was lost to Medicaid fraud
Claim close to the mark
"Georgia has the fifth-highest number of uninsured people of any state in the union."
Changes since recovery unclear
"Georgia has lost 14 percent of its jobs paying more than $50,000 a year and added 15 percent to its Medicaid rolls during the recovery."
Diagnosis needs a little more context.
Medicaid spending declined by 1.9 percent in 2012, the second such decline in 47 years.
Funding the federal health care law without a tax hike will "require the state to cut nearly a quarter of its annual budget."
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