Category: Timothy Sweeney

Missed Opportunity to Extend Health Care to More Georgians

Georgia is home to the fifth most residents without health coverage of any state according to 2013 data, the latest available. Despite this poor ranking, Georgia’s leaders continue to refuse new federal funding to close Georgia’s coverage gap. Accepting this money could

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Georgia Falls to Second Worst Uninsured Rate in U.S.

Georgia fell further behind nearly all other states in ensuring access to health coverage for its residents in 2014, according to a new Gallup Health-Ways Well-Being Index report. Georgia ranked sixth in the 2013 Gallup survey. More than 19 percent

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Medicaid Expansion a Shot in the Arm for Coastal Georgia

About 50,000 uninsured Georgians in the 10-county Coastal Georgia region could get guaranteed health coverage if Georgia accepts new federal money to expand Medicaid eligibility. That is about half the area residents between 18 and 64 without health coverage in

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Georgia Health Coverage Rate Trails 47 States

Adults in Georgia are more likely to go without health coverage than people in all but two other states, according to a new Gallup survey. Georgia’s adult uninsured rate of 20.2 percent is worse than only Texas’ 24 percent and

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