The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon is cutting health care services for the poor. According to the Telegraph the hospital's W.T. Anderson Health Center, which provides that care, will not be accepting any new patients. The facility is also closing three of its seventeen clinics that assist patients needing pain management, dermatology services, and psychiatric care.
However, the majority of the cuts will come in the pharmacy where 75-percent of prescription medications will no longer be available. The cuts come following a 3-million dollar reduction in funding from Bibb County which has an agreement with the Medical Center to provide indigent care in return for the hospital's tax exempt status.
Contributors: From staff and wire reports