Healthy Communities

Overview

Georgia’s health care system is not meeting the needs of its diverse and growing population. About 1.4 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.
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Keeping Georgians Covered: Tools for Minimizing the Harm of the Medicaid Unwinding

    Since the start of the pandemic-era Medicaid continuous coverage requirement, Medicaid enrollment has grown substantially, and …

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Long-term Health Impact of COVID-19: Planning for Children Who Have Lost a Caregiver and Adults Experiencing Long COVID

Thank you to Mandy Alderman of COVID Survivors for Change for sharing her personal story.  In 2021, COVID-19 …

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Getting the Green Light for Health Care: An Update on Efforts to Get More Georgians Covered

    The passage of the Affordable Care Act a decade ago provided an opportunity to get more …

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Georgia’s Abortion Ban Threatens Violence and Economic Insecurity for Black Women

Georgia’s history is fraught with violence against Black women. Deriving from the painful origins of slavery, where Black …

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PRESS RELEASE: Georgia Must Reinforce Health and Safety Net Ecosystem in The Wake of The 11th Circuit Decision

RELEASE: Georgia Must Reinforce Health and Safety Net Ecosystem in The Wake of The 11th Circuit Decision ATLANTA …

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Georgia Health Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2023

Georgia’s 2023 Health Budget The Departments of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Community Health and Public Health are …

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Opioid Settlement Funding Presents Opportunity to Address Georgia’s Drug Overdose Epidemic

Georgia has the opportunity to tap into millions of dollars to address the drug overdose crisis thanks to …

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Georgians at Risk of Losing Medicaid as Continuous Coverage Requirement Ends

Key Takeaways: Between the start of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement in March 2020 and December 2021 (the …

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Sine Die 2022: Improvements to Health and Education Affordability Are Coming, But Risky Tax Legislation Passes, too

This year’s Legislative Session finished in a flurry of last-minute votes that extended late into the night on …

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PRESS RELEASE: Mental Health Parity Act Lacks Sufficient Support For Georgia’s Immigrants

RELEASE: Mental Health Parity Act Lacks Sufficient Support For Georgia’s Immigrants ATLANTA — Today, the Georgia Budget and …

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Letter to Support Georgians Re-Entering Society by Expanding Medicaid

Dear Chairwoman Cooper, Rep. Frye, Rep. Schofield and Chairman Werkheiser, In recent years, Georgia has seen several bipartisan …

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Crossover Day 2022: Strong Health and Economic Legislation Cross Over, But Dangerous Tax Threat Remains

Yesterday, March 15, marked Crossover Day 2022, the day by which a bill generally must pass out of …

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