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Health Care Unscrambled 2020

Health Care Unscrambled 2020

January 14, 2020 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The Freight Depot
65 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Atlanta, GA 30312

Join GHF for Health Care Unscrambled 2020

Thank you for making Health Care Unscrambled 2020 a great success! This annual tradition, held during the first week of the Georgia Legislative Session, provided a special opportunity for health care advocates and stakeholders to hear from state policymakers about what they plan to tackle in the year ahead.

A bi-partisan panel of Georgia’s legislative leaders discussed the health care issues they plan to address in 2020 and how these issues may impact consumers. This year’s legislative panelists are:

Senator Ben Watson (R-Savannah)
Senator Harold Jones (D-Augusta)
Representative Jodi Lott (R-Evans)
Representative Beth Moore (D-Peachtree Corners)


In the second part of our program, we were joined by Dr. Jamila Michener, Author of Fragmented Democracy:  Medicaid, Federalism and Unequal Politics and Assistant Professor of Government at Cornell University. Dr. Michener's presentation and interactive discussion explored the relationship between Medicaid and civic engagement. Woven together, the stories of Georgians (and others) seeking health coverage and care, and quantitative data that documents trends across states tell a compelling tale about the intersection of health equity and politics.

Linda S. Lowe Advocacy Award moves to HCU 2020

For the first time, GHF presented the Linda S. Lowe Advocacy Award at Health Care Unscrambled! This year’s award was presented posthumously to Dawn Alford for her advocacy on behalf of Georgians with disabilities.

Dawn was the Public Policy Director for the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities from 2013 until her unexpected passing in July 2019. In this role, Dawn led advocacy efforts to improve and protect access to quality health care, increase opportunities for accessible education, and to expand opportunities for people with disabilities to live full lives in their communities.

The Linda S. Lowe Health Advocacy Award is presented to an individual who has had an out-sized impact on the health of Georgians through policy advocacy. For her advocacy work on behalf of Georgians with disabilities, we were proud to honor Dawn Alford with this award.

You can find the event materials at these links:



For more event pictures visit our Facebook photo album.

Thank you to our sponsors!


Champion sponsor








Akerman, LLP
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
Georgia Primary Care Association
Harry Heiman & Abby Friedman
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America


Alan & Renee Levow
Amy & Robert Arogeti
Emory Rollins School of Public Health
Georgia CORE
Healthcare Georgia Foundation
Iris & Bruce Feinberg
Positive Impact Health Center
Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine
Susan Kupferberg & Richard Mitchell


AbsoluteCARE Medical Center & Pharmacy
Banny Lesesne
Beth English
Cindy Zeldin
Georgia Budget & Policy Institute
Georgia Council on Substance Abuse
Georgia Equality
Georgia State University School of Public Health
Georgia Watch
Grady Health Systems
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia
Ilene Engel
Julie Edelson
Lewis & Joanie Shubin
Lois Frank
Mabra Firm, LLC
Medical Association of Georgia
Mercy Care
United Way of Greater Atlanta


Abbie Fuksman
Advocates for Responsible Care
AJ Robinson & Nicole Ellerine
American College of Physicians, Georgia Chapter
Deep Shah
Don Rubin
Georgia Collaborative ASO/Beacon Health Options
Georgia Dental Association
Georgia Nurses Association
Jeanney Kutner
Laura Colbert & Chris Tavel
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Martha Katz & Marshall Kreuter
Maura George & Andy Simpson
Melanie Porter
Natalie Hernandez
National MS Society
Shepherd Center
University of Georgia College of Public Health
Voices for Georgia's Children