Our healthcare system should heal us, not pick our pockets every time we turn around.
Covid-19 exacerbated deep, structural flaws in our healthcare system. For too long, politicians have put the interests of the Healthcare Industrial Complex ahead of the health of working families. They’ve padded not just their own pockets, but the pockets of pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, lobbyists, and big hospitals, just to ensure our broken healthcare system remains in place. They all get rich, we all go broke. No more. We’ll have your back as we fight for what really matters: you, your health, and the health of your family.
Georgia Can’t Wait Solution
We can and must do better, and that starts with Medicaid expansion. This can begin to address the deadly disparities that affect communities of color, while at the same time making sure no one has to ration medicine, or endure a two or three hour drive just to see a doctor. Every Georgian deserves quality affordable healthcare, regardless of geography or income level. Leadership in Georgia has refused to expand Medicaid for years now; leaving federal money on the table that could be working to save the lives of Georgians. It’s time to say enough is enough.
Last session, the Georgia legislature passed the Mental Health Parity Act. It was a great bipartisan bill that expanded mental healthcare access in our state. But it was a baby step in the right direction. We must continue to fight for better mental health services across Georgia. Healthcare providers agree that mental health is just as important as physical, and we need to treat it as such.
In addition, the attack on women’s reproductive rights ends now. Good old boy lawmakers all over the country – and now the Supreme Court – are trying to turn back the clock with legislation that takes choice away from what a woman can do with her own body.
Here in Georgia, we must pass legislation that ensures full reproductive rights to everyone in this state. We must also pass legislation that provides real access to birth control and that ensures women — and women alone — have rights over their own bodies. Legislation that gives women the freedom to choose the future they want — period.