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Crippling Medicaid cuts could upend rural health services

Crippling Medicaid cuts could upend rural health services
When her pregnancy hit a crisis, Ginger Peebles rushed to her hospital in Swainsboro, Ga., where daughter Brenlee Pepin was born healthy. But that hospital closed a year later, a casualty of the financial problems plaguing rural areas. (Family photo courtesy of Kimberly Howell)Each day as Ginger...

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Rally at Isakson’s home office opposing Senate health plan

Rally at Isakson’s home office opposing Senate health plan
Rally at Johnny Isakson's office – photo by Rebecca Gaunt By Rebecca Gaunt, June 30, 2017 – Disability advocates gathered to rally in Thursday’s steamy heat in front of Senator Johnny Isakson’s home office. Attendees were concerned about the Senate healthcare bill and the potential effect on...

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How Medicaid Benefits Help Joshua Proffitt Achieve His Dream

How Medicaid Benefits Help Joshua Proffitt Achieve His Dream
By John McCosh – The email dated May 11, 2017 from the East Georgia State College academic office felt ominous to Joshua Proffitt. He asked his mother to read it to him. It was not bad news. “You made the Dean’s Merit List!” Mitzi Proffitt said. “You have a 3.5...

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Governor Nathan Deal Launches Georgia STABLE Program

Governor Nathan Deal Launches Georgia STABLE Program
June 14, 2017, ATLANTA (CBS46) - Governor Nathan Deal announced the launch of the Georgia STABLE program today at the Georgia State Capital. This program allows Georgians with disabilities and their families to create tax-deferred savings accounts without giving up critically needed Medicaid...

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CHOICE students graduate from EGSC

CHOICE students graduate from EGSC
by Katelyn Moore, East Georgia State College, June 5, 2017 – Two students of the CHOICE (Creating Higher Education Opportunities to Increase College Experiences) Program for inclusive learning were among the graduates at the 56th Commencement Ceremony at East Georgia State College on May 5....

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