October Peach Pulse: Health care voter day, new release, and Health Care Unscrambled



Got plans this Saturday?

We invite you to join Georgians for a Healthy Future and the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute on Saturday, October 27th at 11:30am at New Life Church in Decatur for Georgia Health Care Voter Day! Learn how Georgia can build healthier communities and a thriving future, and show state leaders that you’re a #HealthCareVoter! After the event, attendees living in DeKalb County can go together to vote early! The nearest early voting location is across the street at The Gallery at South DeKalb Mall. Register below!

Before you go to the polls!

Georgians across the state are being asked to decide how they will cast their votes in November. The decisions made by voters like you will directly impact consumer health issues in Georgia like access to health care, affordability of health insurance, the opioid crisis, and health disparities. Our Consumer Health Advocates Guide to the 2018elections blog series helps you understand the role that elected officials play in your health care and coverage. Read the series before you head to the polls:

*Georgians for a Healthy Future is a non-partisan, 501(c)3 organization. We do not endorse or support any candidates or political party.

Health Care Unscrambled 2019
RSVP today!

Please join Georgians for a Healthy Future for our ninth annual Health Care Unscrambled legislative policy breakfast on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Georgia Freight Depot. Each January, we bring together legislators, advocates, and national thought leaders to discuss the health care issues facing Georgians and solutions to address those issues. RSVP today so you can be part of this exciting event!

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Coverage makes the difference for Georgians
New release: Medicaid Matters for Georgia

GHF has a new resource available to help Georgians get the facts on Medicaid. This fact sheet provides information about who is eligible for Medicaid in Georgia, what health services and supports are covered, and why Medicaid is a good investment for Georgia. Read and share the Medicaid Matters for Georgia fact sheet today.

Download Medicaid Matters for Georgia fact sheet


Stories from Georgia’s coverage gap: rural Georgians left behind

After suffering from a sudden stroke, Priscilla lost her job and her health insurance coverage, leaving her on the hook for all of the hospital costs that accumulated as she recovered. She remains unable to work or live alone but was fortunate enough to find a physician where she still receives the limited follow-up care she can afford. For rural Georgia residents like Priscilla, health coverage would open doors to the physicians and services that they need to stay employed or get back to work. Read more of Priscilla’s story and see how sharing your story can make an impact!



In case you missed it

Georgians for a Healthy Future is celebrating ten years as the voice for Georgia health care consumers! We’re revisiting some of ourbiggest accomplishments from the past decade and we need your help to continue the celebration. Join us in celebrating our past successes and join our #10for10 giving campaign to help us accomplish a whole lot more in the next ten years!

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GHF in the news
How Medicaid has candidates divided on health care
Gainesville Times | October 17, 2018

How crowdfunding is a digital age answer for medical costs
Gainesville Times | October 4, 2018

Medicaid expansion would benefit rural Georgia
Albany Herald | September 27, 2018

Medicaid expansion would benefit rural areas the most, report says
Georgia Health News | September 26, 2018

Georgia’s rural communities would benefit most from Medicaid expansion, report says
The Telegraph | September 26, 2018

Closer Look: Advocates for Medicaid expansion in Ga.; Old Farmer’s Almanac Predictions; and more
WABE | September 10, 2018

Medicaid expansion question fuels Georgia governor’s race
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | September 10, 2018