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Mom, Entrepreneur, Exec Chair @drivejackcooper; Tea drinker, policy nerd, film geek, perpetual yoga novice; 2018 @GeorgiaDemocrat nominee for Lt Gov; ✝️ She/her
Aug 18, 2018 11 tweets 5 min read
Rural healthcare reality✔️: thread.

For 14 yrs, 1 party (GOP) has controlled GA state gov’t w/legislative majorities + Governor.

In that time, 7 rural have hospitals closed. 64 counties have no pediatrician, 79 no OB/GYN, 9 no doctor at all. 1/
#gapol… Per the article: “Georgia’s GOP-dominated Legislature decided not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, saying the state could not afford the long-term cost. That has left adults who earn less than the poverty level uninsured.”
Result: 240k Georgians in ‘Medicaid Gap’
Jul 28, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
“When Republicans focus on these side issues like religious liberty, when they spend more time on a resolution about kneeling football players than they do on fixing the rural health care crisis, that’s heat loss....It literally conducts energy away from the problems at hand.” 1/ Afterwards I asked her how this Democratic team of women would work over the next few months. “Women learned a long time ago that one of the best ways to make our voices heard was to amplify one another. I’ve seen it in the board room, and I’ve certainly seen it in politics,” 2/