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Isakson defends health-care vote

ATLANTA, Aug 16, 2017By Jill Nolin U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson defended his support for a failed health care measure this week at an at-times raucous town hall meeting. An audience member, Dawn Alford, who is an advocate for people with developmental disabilities and who also has a disability,...

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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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