Often prohibitive cost to patients isn’t the only health care crisis in the United States, as many people in this region know all too well. In rural areas, mostly poor ones, the crisis isn’t just about the affordability of medical care, but about having access to it at all.
A bit over a week ago I was scanning my Facebook timeline and saw a post from one of my friends. In it she urged “… if you want to start sending a message about everything that is not working, don't vote for the folks that have gotten us in this mess. Vote them out!!” She continued to note this was important at every level, even down to our county commission.
On April 28, 1926, hordes of baseball fans descended on the South Commons to the brand-new stadium on the Chattahoochee. White fans passed through the main entrance. African American fans bought tickets at the Fourth Street entrance and sat in the "colored" section. All cheered for the Foxes, Columbus' newly arrived South Atlantic League team.