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“The impact of AMC’s closure could be life or death for some patients”
With the imminent closure of The Atlanta Medical Center, even more patients will seek care at Grady Memorial Hospital, making its need for more funding even more urgent.
A new report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution highlights the concerns of doctors and health care professionals about how Gov. Brian Kemp’s one-time payment to Grady — funded by Democrats’ American Rescue Plan, which Kemp criticized — is “not enough” to paper over the consequences of his refusal to expand Medicaid, which blocks over 500,000 Georgians from accessing affordable health care.
The AJC story also notes how patients and providers are preparing for the sixth Georgia hospital to close under Brian Kemp’s tenure, during which 70% of Georgians report struggling with health care and our uninsured rate is the 2nd highest in the nation at 14.5%.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Atlanta Medical Center closure brings higher costs, risks for Grady
March 23, 2023
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