Georgia trauma bill supporters preparing for push next year
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 12, 2008
When the Georgia Legislature convened in January, funding for trauma center hospitals glided in with the governor's support, almost universal appeal among lawmakers and high public approval. A University of Georgia poll showed two out of three Georgians surveyed would pay $25 a year or more to support trauma care statewide. But now, reeling from defeat in the Legislature, advocates of state aid for trauma care are calculating the lessons learned and crafting strategies for next year.