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#159CalltoAction: Make Your Health Care Calls Re Rural Communities

Medicaid cuts would be a disaster for the rural health care system. Georgia has seen six rural hospitals close since 2010, the third highest rate in the country. For those that survive, nearly two thirds of rural hospitals revenues are from Medicare or Medicaid. Any cuts to those programs will kill hospitals that are already losing money. #159SaveRuralHospitals #159NotoTrumpCare #159SavetheACA #159SaveMedicaid

  • Medicaid cuts will hurt rural hospitals.
  • 53 percent of children in rural Georgia depend on Medicaid for coverage (compared to 39 percent of children in metro areas). 13 percent of adults in rural Georgia (as compared to 8 percent of adults in non-metro areas) have Medicaid coverage.
  • Rural Georgians who purchase their own health insurance are projected to see premium and out of pocket costs rise by $3,500 annually under the AHCA.

The Numbers

U.S. Senate

  • Sen. Johnny Isakson's number: (202) 224-3643/local office: (770) 661-0999
  • Sen. David Perdue's number: (202) 224-3521/local office: (404) 865-0087