Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle took his statewide Health Care Reform Task Force to Tifton Monday — one of the areas in the state where 40% or more children live in poverty.
“Statewide, our poverty rate among children hovers at about 25%. In 40 counties – including right here in Tift County – 40% or more of our kids are living in poverty,” said Cagle. “It is up to us to find solutions that allow hardworking Georgians to keep more of what they earn. And as our work with the Health Care Reform Task Force continues, it will be up to us to work with issuers, providers, and stakeholders in every community of our state to innovate and lower the costs of care, premiums, and deductibles so that our families have access to the care we need, at a price we can all afford.”
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