Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Telegraph on Benedict-Freeman

Today, the Macon Telegraph has a good profile article on the Benedict-Freeman race. The reporter points out that that the biggest difference in the two candidates may be their positions on healthcare. Benedict has spoken out about the reimbursement problems with the new managed care version of Medicaid and the problems this has created for patients and doctors. Clearly, healthcare is a critical issue for Georgians and was a focus today as the Kid's Count Data was discussed at Macon State College.

Today, Benedict was at the Georgia Kid's Count Tour at Macon State, and Freeman was absent. More than 300,000 Georgia children, a number equal to all the Georgia children in 4K, 5 K and first grade, are uninsured. The presenter suggested that voters ask those who are running for office one simple question: "What are you going to do to make sure all of Georgia's children have health insurance?" I think that's a great idea and would've ask them today if any of our current legislators had been at this important event.