RUSSELL ARMER, WOODSTOCK
State’s lack of healthcare for women and children disgraceful
Not all men are gentlemen. Gentlemen hold themselves up to a higher standard. They are respectful, caring, and considerate to others. Anybody with two eyes can see that a state with one of the highest infant and maternal mortality rates is difficult for women. These disgraceful rates are due to human decisions about health policies that impact the availability and access to life-saving care.
Sixty-three of Georgia’s 159 counties have no pediatrician. Seventy-eight counties have no obstetrician/gynecologists. Hospitals have been closing all over rural Georgia over the past 20 years. Bad policies have caused rural healthcare money problems.
Don’t women have a right to good health the same as men? What about babies and children? They deserve respect, care and consideration.
CHRIS MILLER, ROSWELL