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GBPI Director of Health Policy Timothy Sweeney is quoted in this article on Georgia’s decision health insurance exchanges; read full article here.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution features Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s Director of Health Policy Timothy Sweeney Op-ed on health care reform in Georgia following the election.
Georgia Should Move Forward to Bring Affordable Health Care to the Hundreds of Thousands of Uninsured GeorgiansPosted November 8, 2012 by Timothy Sweeney
GBPI Director of Health Policy Timothy Sweeney releases the following statement in response to the election and moving Medicaid expansion.
With the election decided, it is now clear that the nation’s health reform law – the Affordable Care Act – is here to stay. That’s great news for Georgians who have… [Read more]
Georgia Budget & Policy Institute (GBPI) recently hosted its Fall Policy Forum, Expanding Health Coverage in Georgia. If you were in attendance, thank you for your support, and we hope you found the presentations and panel discussion engaging and informative.
If you missed the forum, or would like a recap, please… [Read more]
GBPI Director of Health Policy Tim Sweeney comments on the state’s decision to hold off on overhauling the Medicaid system. Read full article here.
Director of Health Policy Tim Sweeney says the state needs to consider Medicaid expansion options and address the problem, rather than put it off. Read full article here.
Medicaid Expansion Ensures that Hundreds of Thousands of Low-income Georgians Can Finally Get Health CoveragePosted July 12, 2012 by Timothy Sweeney
The Medicaid expansion created by the Affordable Care Act is the most cost-effective way for Georgia to ensure that hundreds of thousands of low-income Georgians can finally get health coverage. Furthermore, it will carry a variety of other benefits for Georgia’s economy that policy makers should keep in mind as… [Read more]
A spokesperson for the Governor claimed this weekend that the price tag for expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act would equal 25 percent of what the state currently spends in total. That claim is flat out false. Our legislators should ignore this bad math and move forward with… [Read more]
Ruling on Affordable Care Act is a Victory for Georgia’s Uninsured – Now It’s Time for Georgia’s Leaders to Implement the LawPosted June 28, 2012 by Timothy Sweeney
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional is a major victory for efforts to improve access to affordable health care in our country.
But the work is not done. Now it’s time for the state to act so Georgians can take advantage of new health… [Read more]
Local officials say federal healthcare ruling is basically the beginning of a joyous new day or the end of the worldPosted June 28, 2012 by
Creative Loafing features GBPI Director of Health Policy Tim Sweeney’s statement on the Supreme Court Affordable Care Act ruling. Read full article here.