Political Rewind: The Future of Healthcare in Georgia

Aug 21, 2018

On this edition of Political Rewind, we take a broad look at healthcare in Georgia. After multiple attempts, Congress has failed to shut down The Affordable Care Act, but President Donald Trump is eliminating a number of key provisions through executive orders. What’s the likely impact on Georgians of ending the individual mandate?


Gov. Nathan Deal chose not to take advantage of an ACA provision to expand Medicaid in the state, but should the incoming governor follow his lead or move forward with expansion? We also look at the details of a proposed work requirement for those seeking Medicaid benefits.

Plus, where will rural Georgian’s turn for health care as hospitals in their communities continue to shut down? And what can be done to stop more from closing their doors?

Panelists:

William Custer - Director of the Center for Health Services Research, Georgia State University

Dr. Carlos Del Rio - Global Health Chair and Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine

Jimmy Lewis – CEO HomeTown Health

Andy Miller – Editor/CEO of Georgia Health News

Kevin Riley – Editor of Atlanta Journal-Constitution