Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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.

Georgia ready to close the coverage gap by expanding Medicaid

Georgia Ready to Close Coverage Gap

Closing the Gap is Good for Georgia’s Economy As new enrollees gain access to health coverage, the money spent on providing that coverage does not...

Fight Substance Abuse, Improve Mental Health Care to Help More Georgians

Improving the prevention and treatment of mental health conditions and substance abuse disorders is critical to ensure the well-being of all Georgians. State lawmakers...

Graham-Cassidy Bill Risks Health Coverage and Pre-Existing Condition Protections for Georgians

The U.S. Senate plans to vote next week on yet another proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Like proposals senators...

Updated: Proposed Medicaid Cuts Threaten Georgia’s Most Vulnerable Students

More than 118,000 students in Georgia cope with disabilities. Some are students with visual or hearing impairments while others have autism or developmental delays....

Georgia Takes Steps to Strengthen the Health Care Workforce

Georgia lawmakers are scheduled to meet Monday to study barriers that block Georgians’ access to adequate health care. The committee is set to examine...
Help rural Georgians’ health and pocketbook

Help Rural Georgians’ Health and Pocketbook

Originally posted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Lawmakers appear poised to try something new to help struggling communities in rural Georgia and our neighbors from Blue...

Governor’s Vision for Georgia Omits Help for Struggling Health Care System

Gov. Nathan Deal delivered his final state of the state remarks yesterday without addressing Georgia’s growing rural health care crisis. Six rural hospitals have...
Georgia ready to close the coverage gap by expanding Medicaid

Georgia Ready to Close Coverage Gap

Closing the Gap is Good for Georgia’s Economy As new enrollees gain access to health coverage, the money spent on providing that coverage does not...

Graham-Cassidy Bill Risks Health Coverage and Pre-Existing Condition Protections for Georgians

The U.S. Senate plans to vote next week on yet another proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Like proposals senators...

Updated: Proposed Medicaid Cuts Threaten Georgia’s Most Vulnerable Students

More than 118,000 students in Georgia cope with disabilities. Some are students with visual or hearing impairments while others have autism or developmental delays....

Fight Substance Abuse, Improve Mental Health Care to Help More Georgians

Improving the prevention and treatment of mental health conditions and substance abuse disorders is critical to ensure the well-being of all Georgians. State lawmakers...

Georgia Budget Primer 2018

Welcome to GBPI's 2018 Budget Primer Georgia plans to spend $25 billion in state funds for the 2018 fiscal year. The budget plan anticipates a...
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Georgia Health Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2018

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...
Gutting Federal Health Law Imperils Ga. Families, Hospitals, State Budget

Gutting Federal Health Law Imperils Georgia Families, Hospitals, State Budget

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) proposes substantial cuts to Medicaid and changes in the insurance marketplace sure to jeopardize health care coverage for...

Medicaid Works for Georgia

Medicaid and PeachCare provide almost 2 million Georgians with access to health care, including 1.3 million children. About two thirds of Medicaid enrollees are...

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