Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Third World Nation System of Medical Care in Rural Georgia

Georgia Republicans are busily setting the bar pretty low this year's legislative session, promoting a bill that would allow guns "everywhere" - bars, churches, universities, you name it - and (what else?) new restrictions on abortion rights.  But in a particularly callous blow to the poor and uninsured, there's a bill that wouldn't allow the Governor to accept the Affordable Care Act's funding for an expansion of Medicare to the needy, even in the highly unlikely event that the Governor decided to do so (he's repeatedly said that he won't).

Needless to say, this extreme legislative overreach has engendered some protests, and things have heated up to the point where even the national news is now starting to notice.  

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