ROUND UP: Recent Local Coverage of the Gubernatorial Candidates and Their Healthcare Platforms

Recent Local Coverage of the Gubernatorial Candidates and Their Healthcare Platforms:

 

11AliveAbrams On Health Care: Expand Medicaid

By Doug Richards
The “issues” page of Kemp’s website has seven words about health care – “improve access to healthcare” and “lower healthcare costs” without any more detail.
 
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WABEMedicaid Expansion And The Georgia Governor’s Race

By Emma Hurt

Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams has said the first thing she would do as governor is expand Medicaid. That’s the decision each state can make to give more low-income people access to health care. States receive federal funding for it, though they, too, have to pay into the program. “And you’ll hear me talk about this ad nauseam because it’s the only answer to Georgia’s challenges,” Abrams said at a health care policy press conference Monday. “We have an uncompensated care rate of $1.7 billion.” She called Medicaid expansion “fundamental” to solving many of Georgia’s health care issues, including mental health and substance abuse treatment, a high maternal death rate and rural health care access.

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GHNAbrams Health Plan Focuses on Premiums, Access; Kemp Fires Back

By Andy Miller

The former state House mino