Georgians for a Healthy Future is frequently cited in news articles about health care issues, ensuring the consumer perspective is heard. Read news stories featuring Georgians for a Healthy Future’s perspective below.

2017

Premium Increase Requests Come As Congress Debates Health Care

  • by Elly Yu
  • WABE 90.1

Cindy Zeldin, executive director of Georgians for a Healthy Future, said many customers who are low or middle income won’t have to pay the entire sticker price because of tax subsidies from the government to help pay for the premiums.

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Representatives to hold community health care meeting in District 92 tonight

  • by Kate Croxton
  • Dekalb Neighbor

Panelists will include Laura Colbert, the director of Outreach and Partnerships at Georgians for a Healthy Future; Janel Green, co-founder of Georgia Alliance for Social Justice; Keri Norris, the Chief Health Policy Administrator for the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority; and representatives from the Medical Association of Georgia .

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Citing uncertainty, Blue Cross seeks big rate increases in Georgia

  • by Ariel Hart
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution

“What we need to do is get some certainty, and it needs to be certainty that benefits consumers,” said Cindy Zeldin, the Executive Director of Georgians for a Healthy Future. “And of course the Department of Insurance should do everything in its power to make sure any rate increases it approves are fair and justified.”

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Ga., Other Insurers Seeking Big Premium Hikes

  • by Andy Miller
  • Georgia Health News

Cindy Zeldin of consumer group Georgians for a Healthy Future, which supports the Affordable Care Act, said Thursday that the rate increases reflect the uncertainty over the exchanges’ future.

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GOP health bill would hit children hard, study says

  • by Andy Miller
  • Georgia Health News

The Republican legislation, if enacted, “would have an especially big impact on children of color in our state,’’ Laura Colbert adds. “We already see health disparities in communities of color in terms of shorter life spans and higher rates of chronic diseases.  Coverage losses among primarily children of color would widen those gaps.”

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Local reaction to health care legislation score mixed

  • by Tom Corwin
  • Augusta Chronicle

“This legislation would crush consumers by destabilizing insurance markets, eliminating critical protections, and forcing too many Georgians into the ranks of the uninsured and underinsured,” Cindy Zeldin said. “Congress should go back to the drawing board and take time to craft responsible health care legislation that helps, not harms, consumers.”

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Advocates react to proposed cuts in Medicaid

  • by JoAnn Merrigan
  • WSAV

“The cuts are very worrying,” says Laura Colbert with Georgians for a Healthy Future. “Aside from the possibility of Georgia having to cut services or raise taxes to pay for these services, there could be a difference in the quality of services that people end up receiving.”

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House approves Obamacare repeal

  • by Misty Williams, Tamar Hallerman
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution

“This will be devastating for Georgia children, for Georgia families, for Georgia seniors,” said Cindy Zeldin, director of Georgians for a Healthy Future, a patient advocacy group. “It’s really critical that this be stopped or dramatically changed in the Senate.”

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State control would increase if GOP health plan becomes law

  • by Andy Miller
  • Georgia Health News

Cindy Zeldin of Georgians for a Healthy Future, which is supportive of the ACA, said the GOP proposal would have “a devastating effect’’ on many Georgians, including children with disabilities, people who rely on Medicaid services, and those with health conditions.

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Like the ACA itself, Georgia navigators face uncertain future

  • by Andy Miller
  • Georgia Health News

Health insurance navigators play a vital role by educating consumers, increasing health insurance literacy, and facilitating enrollment, said Cindy Zeldin of Georgians for a Healthy Future.

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