Tag: health

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 can try new approaches to managing health programs if they meet certain requirements for federal approval. Many Georgians face challenges when trying

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Recap: Women-Powered Prosperity

Last Friday we held our fall policy forum, and over 150 attendees left the event ready to take action to expand economic opportunity for women. Attendees heard from our keynote, banking expert and UC Irvine law professor Mehrsa Baradaran. She presented

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Local Macon Advocacy Group Hosts Training Event

GBPI joined several groups including the New Georgia Project (NGP), WIC and the Macon Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council to host an advocacy training to help attendees learn about how to tell their stories and advocate for improved health care

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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

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Medicaid waiver proposal clears Georgia House panel

  Legislation authorizing Republican Gov. Brian Kemp to pursue a Medicaid waiver was recently approved by a state House panel, potentially giving Georgia more flexibility to use federal funding but also capping who’s covered by an expansion. GBPI’s Laura Harker said

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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 the federal administration will support a partial Medicaid waiver, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute still believes a better waiver design will

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