Georgians for a Healthy Future is actively engaged in several projects, partnerships, and initiatives aimed at improving access to quality, affordable health care for all Georgians. Learn more about these efforts and our partners below.
Cover Georgia is a coalition of consumer and patient advocates, providers, and industry stakeholders who have come together around a common goal: covering Georgia’s uninsured by expanding Medicaid. Georgians for a Healthy Future is proud to be a core coalition partner in this effort. Leveraging the resources on the table to expand Medicaid will improve access to care, strengthen our state’s health care delivery system, and bolster Georgia’s economy. Learn more about Cover Georgia here.
Health Insurance Marketplace Advocacy: Ensuring that a health insurance marketplace, or exchange, works for Georgia consumers is a key priority for Georgians for a Healthy Future. While Georgia policymakers declined to set up a state-based exchange, which means Georgia will have a Federally Facilitated Marketplace, it is still critically important that Georgia health care consumers have a voice as the policy decisions are being made that will shape their experience with the marketplace. To learn more about health insurance marketplaces and Georgians for a Healthy Future’s engagement and advocacy on this issue, click here.
Medicaid Redesign Advocacy: Georgians for a Healthy Future is a proud partner of CARE-M. The CARE-M initiative was formed in response to the Georgia Department of Community Health’s Medicaid Redesign project to ensure that consumer and patient advocate voices are at the table at each stage of the process. More information is available here.
Health Care + Substance Use Disorders: Georgians for a Healthy Future is collaborating with the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse on a health care initiative to develop and advocate for a continuum of comprehensive services that address the needs of people at risk of and who have a substance use disorder within Medicaid and other health insurance programs. Learn more about our research, education, and advocacy efforts here.
Specialty Tiers Coalition of Georgia: Georgians for a Healthy Future is a coalition partner in the Specialty Tiers Coalition of Georgia, a group of consumer and patient advocates committed to ensuring affordable access to medications for patients with rare, chronic conditions. The Specialty Tiers Coalition grows awareness about this issue and advocates for increased patient protections. Learn more about this issue here.
Building a Healthy Georgia: The Building a Healthy Georgia series of events, held throughout 2011, fostered a dialogue with community leaders, medical providers, health care stakeholders, social services professionals, human services agencies, and individual consumers in several Georgia communities on the most important health care issues facing these communities; identified and drew attention to public policy initiatives at the local, state, and national levels that can address these issues; and developed a more cohesive statewide network of health care advocates. To view the presentations from the series, click here.