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Stacey Abrams Focusing On Georgia Healthcare

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Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams has announced three proposals for healthcare, with the goal of improving care and access across the state.

The first is exploring the creation of a “Georgia Premium Stability Program” as part of the Affordable Care Act. She says the addition would control premiums and keep insurance costs down for Georgians with private insurance.

Another plan focuses on lowering Georgia’s infant and maternal mortality rates, as well as women’s access to reproductive health care.

Abrams also “doubled down” on her commitment to expanding Medicaid. She says her plan would cover nearly 500,000 more Georgians, create 56,000 new jobs, and help hospitals in rural areas.

The release cites that more than half of Georgia counties lack an OB-GYN provider, 64 counties lack a pediatrician, and Georgia’s high maternal mortality rate.