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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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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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Overview: 2023 Fiscal Year Budget for Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

    Gov. Brian Kemp’s fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget proposal increases funding for the Department of Behavioral …

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Overview: 2023 Fiscal Year Budget for the Georgia Department of Public Health

    GBPI Research Director David Schaefer also contributed to this report. Gov. Brian Kemp proposed a 2023 …

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Overview: 2023 Fiscal Year Budget for the Department of Community Health

    Gov. Brian Kemp proposed a 2023 budget of $3.9 billion in state general funds for the …

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Over-Represented Among the Vulnerable, Under-Protected In the Pandemic: Georgia Immigrants Deserve Better

As the pandemic continues, one glaring outcome has been increased disparities between certain groups. During the beginning of …

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2022 Policy Priorities

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s goal is to shine a light on people-first policies that help all …

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Breaking Down the Federal Recovery Proposal

The recovery legislation taking shape in the House of Representatives will allow our families and our economy to …

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New GBPI Poll Shows Georgians Want American Rescue Plan Dollars to Support Health, Economic Recovery, Education

Georgia will receive $4.9 billion in federal emergency relief and infrastructure funding as part of the American Rescue …

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