By Stephen Gurley xpansion of healthcare-coverage to Georgia’s uninsured population was the most talked-about issue debated during the 2018 gubernatorial election cycle, for good reason. Georgia currently has the fourth worst uninsured rate in the country, with up to 480,000 adult Georgians stuck […]
Help us speak up about this issue! The vigil will take place outside of the main Grady Hospital entrance (at Gilmer St) on Monday, October 26th at 6:30 pm. The event will include several speakers, including Dr. Liz Frye, Dr. Maura George, George Chidi, Laura Colbert, and some uninsured patients.
Hospitals initially opposed the tax, but decided to support it after Governor Perdue threatened to cut Medicaid reimbursement rates by more than 10% and eliminate the sales tax exemption for non-profit hospitals instead. The nearly $170 million raised by the tax will likely help fill the gaping hole in the state’s Medicaid budget.