Have Georgia’s conservative lawmakers finally seen the light on Medicaid expansion? Maybe. Sen. Renee Unterman (R-Buford) (the lawmaker who made national headlines for blocking a bill to test rape kits) has been speaking publicly about moving in the direction of Medicaid expansion. This is an issue that we’ve already dissected in-depth on this blog in… [Read More]
The day we thought would never come might actually happen. Georgia’s Republican legislators are mulling over the idea of taking federal money to insure the hundreds of thousands of Georgians they left high and dry when they decided not to expand Medicaid. State Sen. Renee Unterman (R-Buford), the same woman who wants to fund fake women’s… [Read More]
Last Tuesday, Democratic voters in nine southwest Georgia counties filled out their ballots in the party’s primary, selecting nominees for U.S. Senate, Congress and various local races. Any votes they cast for a man named James Williams, however, were not counted. That’s because Williams, the only Democratic candidate for state House District 151, was officially… [Read More]
Last week, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution opined that “Nathan Deal’s ‘religious liberty’ veto could define his legacy.” There are no two ways about it: Gov. Deal is on the right side of this important issue. Even Better Georgia — arguably, Deal’s toughest critic — applauded the governor’s resolve in standing up to right-wing extremists who want… [Read More]
Georgia’s rural hospitals continue to be in crisis as Gov. Nathan Deal refuses to bring home federal dollars to close the Medicaid gap. House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta) spoke at length with WABE reporter Denis O’Hayer about the rural hospital crisis and options available this session.
Gov. Deal’s State of the State address Wednesday delivered what we’ve come to expect from this Governor’s office: more of the same. Just like every year before, Gov. Deal used his annual speech to showcase a Georgia that works for Gov. Deal and his buddies, but nobody else.
Today is one of my favorite Mondays. Tonight, I will cheer for my alma mater, Alabama, as the Crimson Tide plays to win the college football national championship. I’m also hoping Kirby Smart brings all of his success at Bama back to UGA and Athens, the city I now call home. But first, Better Georgia… [Read More]
The U.S. Supreme Court just upheld a key component of the Affordable Care Act – guaranteeing the law will be here to provide affordable insurance for decades to come. While this is good news for Georgia, Gov. Deal’s Medicaid blockade continues to drag our state down. While many Georgians are benefiting from increased access to… [Read More]
Georgia’s rural hospital crisis could soon get much, much worse. The Supreme Court, in the King v. Burwell case, will soon decide whether millions of people in 34 states, including 412,000 here in Georgia, will lose premium tax credits they rely on to make health insurance affordable. Without those tax credits, most of the people… [Read More]
As lawmakers gather in Atlanta today to start a new Legislative session there are at least two issues from last year still hanging over the Gold Dome like a dark cloud: Georgia’s hospital crisis Religious discrimination legislation Before Georgia’s lawmakers went home last year, four rural hospitals stopped services and slammed their doors shut for… [Read More]