Jim knows our economy works best when everyone has an opportunity to thrive regardless of where they live.

An economy where urban areas thrive while rural communities suffer is not sustainable in Georgia where 108 of our state’s 159 counties have populations under 35,000 people.1

Building a modern rural economy means putting more effort into building broadband internet connections so entrepreneurs can start businesses wherever they want to live and children have access to the world around us to learn.

Georgia – one of 19 states that have not expanded Medicaid access to bring affordable healthcare to thousands of residents across the state – is facing a rural health care crisis.

Hospitals across rural Georgia provide both health care and jobs in their communities and surrounding counties, and they need resources made available by the Federal government to keep their doors open.

In the U.S. Senate, Jim will work with rural Georgia to expand access to quality health care, education, infrastructure, and technology across our state.

1. https://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/cph-2-12.pdf (table 6)
2. http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-activity-around-expanding-medicaid-under-the-affordable-care-act/

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