Ad Features Health Care Workers Describing Their Harrowing Experiences Amid Covid-19 and how Georgia Republicans Can Help by Expanding Medicaid Now
ATLANTA — Today, Fair Fight Action, the voting rights organization founded by Stacey Abrams, launched a seven-figure statewide ad buy featuring testimonials from health care workers who have been on the frontlines of this public health crisis. The ads will run statewide on television and digital.
Georgia is one of 12 states to reject federal funds that would allow the state to expand health care coverage to Georgians in need. While more than 71% of Georgians support Medicaid expansion, Governor Kemp continues to ignore their pleas—despite the fact that 500,000 Georgians are being denied coverage.
“The people of Georgia are struggling to get access to basic health care during a pandemic and instead of helping by expanding Medicaid, Brian Kemp is playing politics,” said Lauren Groh-Wargo, CEO of Fair Fight Action. “While the pandemic rages across the state, hospitals have closed and a half million people have had to get by without health insurance they otherwise could have. Instead of using his power in this time of great crisis and human need, Georgia Republicans are consumed by conspiracy theories and restricting the freedom to vote. Medicaid expansion is a life-saving step towards keeping rural hospitals open, providing health insurance to those who lack it and shoring up the health system and bringing down costs for all of us. We demand that Kemp expand Medicaid immediately and help ease the suffering in our state.
WATCH: The new Fair Fight Action ad, “Families Are Getting Hurt,” can be viewed here. You can also watch the individual stories of Jenny, Rose and Daraus.