State officials get update on health care waivers

Georgia has a high rate of people without health insurance, and it’s statistically below average in quality of health care, according to a new report on the state’s health care landscape. Those shortcomings, state officials say, underscore a clear need to make changes to Georgia’s health insurance systems.

GBPI Executive Director Taifa S. Butler said in a statement on the report, “These latest findings show our state continues to fall behind in supporting Georgians’ need for health care access. Across the state, families struggle without affordable options and access to quality care. Georgia faces an opportunity to alleviate this trend. We hope this new information will guide a transparent waiver process that ultimately leads to as many Georgians gaining access to health care as possible.”

Read the full story from the The Albany Herald.

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