Hospital closures make it harder to get health care in rural Georgia. And they hit the economy hard, too. Yet, one South Georgia county’s attempt to open a new for-profit hospital is creating controversy. 

Some say Lee County’s plan for a medical center will put neighboring Dougherty County’s not-for-profit hospital out of business. Proponents say a monopoly on health care is driving some of the highest costs in the nation. We hear both sides and get context from Andy Miller, Editor for Georgia Health News.

The debate over Lee County's hospital plan.