Access to high quality, low cost healthcare is high on GBM’s list for poor and hurting individuals in our community. We recognize that the lack of healthcare reinforces the cycle of poverty and that living in poverty is associated with a myriad of ills, such as lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, diabetes, obesity, poor reproductive health, and higher rates of infectious and other preventable diseases. Lack of insurance to help cover medical costs or money to pay for out-of-pocket expenses, are often insurmountable barriers to adequate healthcare for low-income people.

GBM believes that quality healthcare is not the privilege of a few, but a basic human right of all people regardless of their socio-economic status. It is to this end that we support a strong social safety net that encompasses full and equal access to healthcare for all our citizens.

See the links below for information about Jefferson County’s Cooper Green Mercy Hospital and GBM’s support of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.