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]
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]
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]
1. Gov. Deal is blocking Medicaid access in Georgia — even though the federal government would cover 100% of the costs for three years and 90% after that. 2. He considers sending the $34 BILLION in federal funding to other states his “biggest health care accomplishment.” 3. Deal must be proud about blocking… [Read More]
GOV. DEAL’S SCANDALS Gov. Deal is up to his eyes in scandals as he asks for your vote. Here are just a few: Gainesville Salvage – When Nathan Deal was in Congress, the Congressional Ethics committee launched an investigation into his shady business practices. Congress determined that Deal had improperly used the power of his… [Read More]
We’ve seen a troubling pattern with Gov. Nathan Deal. Instead of taking care of Georgia’s business, Gov. Deal is busy taking care of his own personal interests and constantly trying to fix scandals. Whether he is preparing to testify in court about an alleged cover-up of his campaign’s finance violations, or putting $76 million dollars… [Read More]
The best thing we can say about Georgia’s 2014 Legislative Session is that it’s over. Republicans in both chambers spent the session trying to restrict access to affordable health care, forcing radical anti-choice legislation on female state employees and working to allow guns in places they don’t belong. They even attempted to legalize discrimination under… [Read More]
Gov. Deal must have an allergic reaction to taking responsibility. Unlike a CEO who makes tough calls to guide a company through challenges, Gov. Deal wants nothing to do with the tough decisions facing Georgia. Last week, the fourth rural hospital shut its doors under Gov. Deal’s watch. At the same time Lower Oconee Community… [Read More]