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.
1115-Waiver-Report Health Care

Opportunities for Georgia to Best Leverage Medicaid Waivers

Federal health care waivers allow states to “waive” or be exempt from certain federal health program requirements. States …

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Leverage 1332 Waivers to Make Health Insurance More Affordable and Accessible

Federal health care waivers allow states to “waive” or be exempt from certain federal health program requirements. States …

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Georgia Health Care Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2020

You can download and share all the images and charts in the Health Care Primer by clicking here.  …

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Efforts Advance to Put More Health Care Providers in Reach of Georgians

We want all people to be in good health and have access to the health care services they …

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Georgia’s FY 2020 Budget: Majority of New Spending Dedicated to $530 Million Teacher Pay Raise

Georgia lawmakers gave final passage to the state’s $27.5 billion budget for the 2020 fiscal year, beginning July …

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Sine Die 2019: Progress and Missed Opportunities for a People-First Agenda

The first legislative session under Gov. Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan ended on Tuesday, April 2. …

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GBPI Continues to Weigh In on Patients First Act

Access to Quality Health Care Hearing for SB 106 – ‘Patients First Act’ Though our Georgia legislators are confident …

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Senate Bill 106: Medicaid Waivers Could Reshape Georgia’s Health Care System & State Budget

Last week, Georgia leaders announced an unprecedented plan to seek federal waivers that could extend health care access …

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Opinion: Ga.’s start to expand healthcare access needs work

As published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday, February 17, 2019 Georgia lawmakers appear poised to take action …

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Medicaid Expansion and Waivers: Two Possible Paths to Extending Health Coverage

Governor Brian Kemp is pursuing legislation that would allow the state to submit two types of waivers aimed …

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Overview: 2020 Fiscal Year Budget for Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

The governor’s budget proposal for the 2020 fiscal year adds $78.7 million more in state general funds for …

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Overview: 2020 Fiscal Year Budget for Department of Community Health

Governor Brian Kemp proposed a 2020 budget of $2.96 billion in state general funds for the Department of …

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