Political Rewind: Health Care Takes Center Stage In State Budget Talks
Monday on Political Rewind, formal meetings in the legislature were put on hold last week as agency heads and legislative leaders discussed Gov. Brian Kemp's proposed budget cuts. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Ariel Hart discussed the impacts on Georgia health issues.
And, in other health news, the federal government is signaling it is likely to approve the governor's waiver designed to lower insurance premiums through government subsidies. The proposal would assist insurance companies in paying for medical bills for Georgians with insurance plans from the Affordable Care Act's exchanges.
Also, Sen. Kelly Loeffler faces criticism given the deep business ties she and her husband have built. Loeffler's wealth could be something Doug Collins' campaign looks to use against her in their contentious U.S. Senate race.
Jackie Cushman — Author, Republican Strategist
Jim Galloway — Lead Political Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sally Harrell — State Senator (D-Atlanta)
Ariel Hart — Health Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution