In Georgia, a referendum to have drivers pay $10 extra to pay for an improved Trauma system, did not get enough votes to pass. Oddly, the most votes for the fee were in the Atlanta area, where there is already great trauma care (Grady, AMC). In the rural areas, where there are few if any Level 1 trauma facilities, $10 was too much money.

Read this excellent article on why a Level 1 trauma facility is so very important, and how what we take for granted is liable to go away soon if we don't protect the facilities we have now.