Healthy Communities


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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Medicaid Waiver Principles for Georgia’s Health Crisis

The Medicaid program is a state-federal partnership in which states contribute and receive federal matching dollars to provide …

GBPI 2019 Policy Priorities

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute works to build a more inclusive economy so that everyone can participate …

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GBPI’s Most Read of 2018

This year, set organizational records for pageviews and visitors as we covered everything from our annual budget …

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Health Insurance Would Help Matt and Other Georgians Recover From Mental Illness

Matt Hiltman lowered his shoulder as his horse galloped down the windswept field, kicking up clods of earth …

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Increase the State Tobacco Tax for a Healthier Georgia

Georgia could raise more than $400 million a year to make critical investments for the health and well-being …

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Expanding Rural Hospital Tax Credit Won’t Cure Georgia’s Health Ailments

Georgia lawmakers may consider boosting the state’s annual tax credit for rural hospitals from $60 million to $100 …

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Tax Credits to Improve Health: Briefing Recap

Public health and taxes. While it may seem like an unlikely pairing, GBPI brought the two topics together …

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State Earned Income Tax Credits — a Proven Tool to Improve Health

People living in communities suffering from poverty are more likely to be saddled with poorer health.[1] The richest …

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New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for GBPI’s People-First Plan

An overwhelming majority of Georgians want the state to invest in people-first strategies including expanded access to education …

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Georgia Health Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2019

Georgia Health Care Budget Overview Health care services are primarily delivered through three state agencies, the departments of …

2019-budget Budget and Taxes

Georgia Budget Primer 2019

Click on the links below to learn about different policy areas of the 2019 budget. State Budget K-12 …

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Food Assistance Helps Promote a Healthy Georgia

About 1.7 million Georgians receive help to put meals on the table through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, …

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