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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]
Recently members of the Danish Parliament visited Georgia to learn about the state of working-poor families and the supports that our state provides to such families. GBPI was honored to present to the delegation on this topic and to highlight some of… [Read more]
The year was 1992. An exciting Braves squad was playing toward its second World Series; a young governor from Arkansas was campaigning for president; “Seinfeld” was becoming a Thursday night mainstay; and Boyz II Men was the #1 pop artist in the country. On the economic front, the nation was… [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]
A new report from the Kauffman Foundation, in partnership with Thumbtack.com, sheds some light on the debate about reviving Georgia’s economy. Focused on the role of small businesses, the report surveyed more than 6,000 local business owners across the country on whether or not their states are sufficiently “business-friendly.” The… [Read more]
Although revenue has increased 5.1 percent over the first 11 months of the current fiscal year, the revenue growth is inadequate to increase funds to the Revenue Shortfall Reserve (RSR) or fully fund the Education Mid-Year Adjustment Reserve. The economic health of Georgia depends on developing a fiscal plan that… [Read more]
Georgians who depend on two key programs for health coverage are threatened by funding cuts, and policymakers need to prevent that from happening.
Medicaid and PeachCare help more Georgians than ever receive much needed health care, particularly children. That’s crucial when so many Americans have lost jobs that provided health… [Read more]