Half a million Georgians would gain health insurance coverage if this state expanded Medicaid in 2017. That makes up about 10 percent of the nation’s uninsured, ranking just behind Texas and Florida. Expanding Medicaid, however hard a battle it’s been, is just the beginning in the fight to make sure ALL people have meaningful access… [Read More]
The Helping Families in Mental Crisis Act passed the House of Representatives on July 6th with a vote of 422-2. In a state as deprived of mental health care as Georgia, the Helping Families in Mental Crisis Act could help improve access to health care through Medicaid, emphasize early detection and treatment of mental illness,… [Read More]
Today we’re looking at the legacy of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. Will Governor Deal go down in Georgia’s history as one of our best governors or one of our worst? Will history even remember the Governor Deal era? What does his time in office mean for the future of Georgia politics? Listen in as we… [Read More]
On today’s episode, Adrienne and Louis discuss the latest big Supreme Court ruling about women’s reproductive rights. Including an interview with State Representative Park Cannon, we’re talking about the impact of the ruling across southern states and what changes this might mean for the state of Georgia. Along that same theme of healthcare, we’re also… [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]
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]