D.A. KING, HEAD OF THE DUSTIN INMAN SOCIETY
Expanding Medicaid the boost Ga. needs
When it comes to helping rural Georgians, Republicans’ words ring hollow. If they really cared, the first thing they would do is expand Medicaid — which would provide affordable health care — keep hospitals open, create over 50,000 jobs throughout the state and boost local economies. This would be a much bigger bang for the buck than massive tax cuts given to businesses with no guarantee of an equivalent return. Why pay people to move to rural Georgia when they would gladly move there for health-care jobs? And wouldn’t medical service expansion require internet service, something desperately needed in rural communities? The answer to rural Georgia’s problems has been staring us in the face for years now. If only Republicans would step up to the plate and do the right thing.
MICHAELENE GORNEY, JOHNS CREEK