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Old 09-10-2019, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Even as the economy added jobs, more people in Georgia and the U.S. went without health insurance all last year, according to figures for 2018 just released by the U.S. Census. The South in general saw a dramatic increase of uninsured children, the only region to see such a trend.

Across the U.S., the rate of uninsured rose from 7.9% to 8.5%. Nationally, it’s the first increase in the uninsured rate since 2009. In Georgia, the rate rose to 13.7%, meaning an additional 36,000 people lost or went without health insurance in 2018, according to the report.

Overall, more than 1.4 million Georgians went without health insurance for that year. Georgia has the nation’s third-worst rate of uninsurance, behind only Texas and Oklahoma.
And none of these states have Medicaid expansion. Good job!
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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And none of these states have Medicaid expansion. Good job!
And for that unfortunate ranking & situation, we can thank our "forward" thinking more recent governors & our "progressive" legislature.

Will at some point in time, the shackles ever fall from the eyes of much Georgia's populace, who are enthralled with ultra conservative social & political constructs, so as to allow them to comprehend that our state leadership NEVER puts forward anything in legislation or leadership that truly does anything to improve the reality of how it's citizens live or struggle?

The newly evident turnaround into a decline in the number of Georgians with health insurance is exhibit A for the lack of care exhibited by our current reigning gop political class.

And what will the long term legacies of sonny perdue, nathan deal & brian kemp be that will be looked back upon as exemplary?


I can honestly say that I felt the same about Democrat joe frank harris thirty odd years ago.
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Old 09-12-2019, 02:40 PM
 
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FWIW you guys aren't alone. It's ~ 18% here in Texas.

I was quoted at over $500 per month through my employer for Health Insurance just for myself.
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Old 09-17-2019, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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And none of these states have Medicaid expansion. Good job!
Spiting the D party is more important to these R governors than helping their citizens obtain health coverage.
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Old 09-17-2019, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Spiting the D party is more important to these R governors than helping their citizens obtain health coverage.

And that in a nutshell hits the awful truth!

In Georgia the republican officials and legislators seem to care noting for the well-being and state of health of their constituents.
They are drawing their inspiration from the underpinnings of jealousy that tRUMP harbors toward President Obama as he systematically goes about destroying every aspect of Obama's legacy that he can get his grimy, tiny little hands on.

Speaking as one who grew up Republican when it was in many senses a party of distinction, it's disheartening to see how the republican party of today has lost it's sense of purpose & is morally adrift & rudderless. And that is a shame!
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