Unfortunately, almost 300,000 Georgians remain unable to get coverage. These Georgians are veterans, working parents, and low-wage workers. They are our friends, family members, and neighbors. They do not qualify for Medicaid and do not mke enough money to get financial help through the health insurance marketplace. They are stuck in the coverage gap.
Our elected officials have the power to solve this problem. The health care law was designed so that all Americans could access quality, affordable health insurance, but our state government still has work to do. Governor Deal and the state legislature can choose to use federal tax dollars that have been already set aside to provide coverage to those in the gap.
To learn more about the coverage gap, check out our fact sheet below.
To tell your legislators that you think they should close the coverage gap, click here to send them a postcard.
Cover Georgia, a coalition of 70+ organizations, is working to close Georgia’s coverage gap. The coalition works through education, partnerships, and advocacy to encourage Georgia’s elected officials to close the coverage gap. If you are a part of an organization, faith group, or business that would like to learn more about the Cover Georgia coalition, contact Laura Colbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.