What comes to mind?
For one Georgia lawmaker, he thinks, “They are like addicts on crack.”
State Rep. Jason Spencer believes our hospitals are like crack addicts because the Georgia Hospital Association would like for Georgia to join the rest of the nation and plan for the new way of paying for health care.
Under the Affordable Care Act, federal laws have changed. But Georgia has done nothing to make sure our hospitals move smoothly into the new rules.
That must end now. It’s time that our state leaders work to put the national laws to work here in Georgia.
State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams has put the blame exactly where it belongs: on Gov. Nathan Deal’s shoulders.
As she says, Gov. Deal is the one “who has the decision-making power.”
So far, three rural hospitals have already closed because of Gov. Deal’s lack of leadership on this issue.
State Rep. Spencer predicts that as many as 20 hospitals could close in Georgia this year, leaving entire communities without access to needed care. But he and Gov. Deal don’t care.
Gov. Deal’s stubborn, partisan refusal to take action is already hurting many Georgians.
As long as Gov. Deal and members of his political party attack our local hospitals, we know the damage will only get worse.
In the new legislative session that starts next Monday, Gov. Deal could quickly make sure more than 650,000 Georgians have health coverage and make sure our medical health industry can plan for the future with certainty.
Instead of attacking our hospitals, it’s time for Gov. Deal and his supermajority legislature to support them.
Call State Rep. Jason Spencer at his office number is 404-656-0126 or email him at is firstname.lastname@example.org.