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Reposted from @atlantaintown The Fulton County Commission has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Wellstar for “health care redlining” after closing two Atlanta hospitals …

Commission Chairman Robb Pitts said closing Atlanta Medical Center in Old Fourth Ward (pictured) and Atlanta Medical Center South in East Point hurts majority-Black communities and leaves those living south of Interstate 20 without access to an emergency room and other medical services.

“Wellstar created a health care desert in central and south Fulton County,” Pitts said.

Wellstar responded to the accusations of discrimination as “shameful and false.” The system said it was forced to close the AMC hospitals after not receiving financial help from local elected officials, which Fulton County has denied.

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