Medical Center Employees Respond to Proposed Indigent Care Cuts

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Updated: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:53:11 EST

Employees of the Medical Center of Central Georgia are speaking out against the County's  budget decision to cut funding for indigent care services.

A large group of employees led by Andy Galloway, converged on city hall with several stacks of letters.

The letters were mostly from employees sharing their first hand stories of why the indigent care funding is necessary and how cutting it would affect macon's most vulnerable patients.

"Today we want people to see that these aren't simply line items in a budget but real human beings, real people  with real needs who on their own may or may not have access to high quality healthcare services"  -Andy Galloway

Neither the Mayor nor the County Commissioners were on hand to see the letters today so they were accepted by Public Affairs Director Chris Floore.

"What we've seen throughout this entire budget process is there's a level of support for all our external agencies and people do want these things funded because there is a large community impact whether it's the hospitals or the museums or the Keep Macon Bibb Beautiful. We did have to make some difficult cuts this year and the Commission is scheduled to vote on Tuesday. I'll make sure these files from the Medical Center are placed before the Commission before they arrive for their vote." -Chris Floore

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