The state insurance department Tuesday approved an average premium increase of 21.4 percent for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia for the 2017 health insurance exchange in Georgia.
Join members of the Cover Georgia coalition at the Capitol on Tuesday March 11 in advocating for expanded access to coverage for over 500,000 by expanding Medicaid.
Georgia has the opportunity to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of working adults who make less than $11,670 a year. Money has already been set aside at the federal level to cover 100% of the cost of this expansion for the first three years and 90% in future years. Expanding Medicaid would create 56,000 new jobs in Georgia and would generate $6.5 billion per year in economic activity.
Don’t let Georgia’s hard-earned tax dollars go to other states. Medicaid expansion is a bargain that Georgians can’t afford to pass up. Let your legislators know that you want them to put people before politics! Join us at the Capitol!
Here’s the day’s agenda:
9:00am to 10:00am Advocacy training–Room 515 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building (18 Capitol Square SW, Atlanta, GA, 30334)
10:00am to 11:00am Rally on the steps of the Capitol (Washington Street)
11:00am to 12:00pm Talk with legislators
12:00pm to 12:30pm De-brief–Room 515 Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Register here so we can get a proper head count. Thanks!