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Exit interview: Nathan Deal on the issue that brings him to tears, why he didn’t expand Medicaid, and more
On January 14, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal hands the keys to Brian Kemp and will settle in Habersham County, where he and his wife, Sandra, will retire. He looks back at criminal justice reform, the issue that brings him to tears, why he didn’t expand Medicaid, the religious liberty bill, and the importance of baby steps.
On July 24, Republican voters can choose between Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp to be their nominee for Georgia governor. While they align on many platforms, the two differ slightly in a few key areas: Medicaid expansion; transportation, and their campaign personas.
"If a hospital closes and it’s a lot farther to get treated for a stroke, it’s significantly harder to attract major economic development[s] for those regions. Employees don’t want to go where they can’t get health care.”
Sylvia Burwell, head of the Health and Human Services, on open enrollment, Medicaid expansion in Georgia, and the CDC’s continued fight against Ebola.