Friday, March 24, 2017

Health Care

Georgia’s health care system is not meeting the needs of its diverse and growing population. Nearly 2 million Georgians are uninsured and many more are at risk of losing coverage. Strengthening Georgia’s investment in health care is critical to assure all Georgians get an opportunity to lead a healthy life.

GBPI Letter to Governor Outlines Pitfalls of Medicaid Caps, Block Grants

In a letter delivered today to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute outlined likely negative consequences to the state from...
DCH Budget Overview FY2018

Overview: 2018 Budget for Department of Community Health

Governor Nathan Deal proposes a 2018 budget of $2.57 billion in state general funds for the Department of Community Health. This is a decrease...

Georgia’s Economy at Risk if Affordable Care Act Repealed

Earlier this month the U.S. Congress passed a budget resolution in the first steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the coming weeks...
Georgia State Capitol Gold Dome

Stabilizing Georgia’s Health System Tops 2017 Legislative To-do List

As published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution A reeling state health care system. Chronically underfunded public schools. Working families and communities that need a financial...

Affordable Care Act Repeal Risks Health of 1 million Georgians

Congress appears poised to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) early in 2017 before enacting a replacement plan for 2019 when the...

Proposed Federal Health Bill Is Potential 10-year, $4 Billion Drain on Georgia Treasury

Georgia stands to lose $4 billion in federal Medicaid funding over ten years if the proposed American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA) passes,...

Planned Medicaid Changes Put State Health System at Risk

Congressional proposals to remake the federal Medicaid funding system into one based on block grants or one that is capped per enrollee threaten to...

GBPI Letter to Governor Outlines Pitfalls of Medicaid Caps, Block Grants

In a letter delivered today to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute outlined likely negative consequences to the state from...

Georgia’s Economy at Risk if Affordable Care Act Repealed

Earlier this month the U.S. Congress passed a budget resolution in the first steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the coming weeks...
Georgia State Capitol Gold Dome

Stabilizing Georgia’s Health System Tops 2017 Legislative To-do List

As published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution A reeling state health care system. Chronically underfunded public schools. Working families and communities that need a financial...

Planned Medicaid Changes Put State Health System at Risk

Congressional proposals to remake the federal Medicaid funding system into one based on block grants or one that is capped per enrollee threaten to...
DCH Budget Overview FY2018

Overview: 2018 Budget for Department of Community Health

Governor Nathan Deal proposes a 2018 budget of $2.57 billion in state general funds for the Department of Community Health. This is a decrease...
Unlocking the Benefits of a Diverse Health Workforce

Unlocking the Benefits of an Inclusive Health Workforce

Diversifying Georgia’s Health Workforce Could Expand Access, Improve Care As the population of Georgia continues to rapidly grow and diversify, it is important that the...
Women Working Ahead An Economic Opportunity Agenda for Georgia Women

Economic Opportunity Agenda for Georgia Women

Introduction – Why An Economic Opportunity Agenda for Georgia Women? The economic status of women in Georgia is a key factor in the overall health...
Georgia Health Budget Primer

Georgia Health Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2017

Georgia Health Care Budget Overview Health care services are primarily delivered through three state agencies, the departments of Community Health, Public Health and Behavioral Health...

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