Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Moving Georgia in the Wrong Direction

Here's what the non-partisan, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute has to say about the Speaker's bill (HB 340) to scale back PeachCare:

“Georgia has the 6th highest number of uninsured children and among the lowest children’s health status of the 50 states,” Essig noted. “The focus of health policy in Georgia should be to reduce the number of uninsured children and thereby improve Georgia’s children’s health. HB 340 moves Georgia in the wrong direction.”

Read the whole report here.

1 comment:

Open+Transparent said...

The AJC's Mike King is usually not that impressive, but he does a real nice job with this piece on PeachCare, and really calls out Repub's for trying to stiff the middle class and working families:

http://www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/stories/2007/03/24/0325edpeach.html

This is another issue where Dem's can be the voice of the average family. Health care trumps ever other dometsic issue, and will for years to come. Dem's can show what they stand for...or they can lay down.

I work everyday with families who are a medical emergency away from bankrupcy.