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December 2022


Get your tickets for HCU 2023! 

On January 10th, GHF will kick off the Georgia legislature’s health care conversations at Health Care Unscrambled 2023. Legislators, advocates, and national thought leaders will discuss legislative solutions to our state’s most pressing health issues, the health landscapes in rural and urban Georgia, and how we can work together to build a healthier future for our state.

We hope you will join GHF, our outstanding keynote speakers, and a bipartisan legislative panel for Health Care Unscrambled on Tuesday, January 10th at 7:30 am. We look forward to the in-person networking and collaboration that Health Care Unscrambled always sparks!

RSVP today to take part in this great conversation on January 10th!

Sponsorship opportunities are available.






Open enrollment continues through January 15th is still open for business! Georgians can enroll in affordable, comprehensive health coverage through January 15th. Once you get enrolled, your 2023 coverage will start on February 1st.

Even if you’ve shopped for health insurance in the past, now is the time to visit again. New financial help is available to many more Georgia families than before. Plus, your choices for plans change each year. If you, your family, or someone you know needs health insurance in 2023, now is the time to get covered!

Shop and get covered in one of these ways:

  • Online through,
  • Over the phone by calling 877-423-4746
  • Get free, unbiased help (virtually, by phone, or in-person) from one of GHF’s health insurance navigators. Click here to let Treylin and Deanna know that you have questions about how to shop, enroll, or use your coverage.

More information is available on GHF’s Get Help with Health Insurance webpage. Get covered and stay covered today!


















Medicaid members: Important steps to stay in charge of your coverage

Changes may be coming to your Medicaid coverage in 2023. To make sure you stay in charge of your coverage, update your contact information at

When the federal government ends the COVID public health emergency, Georgia will be required to check who is still eligible for Medicaid or PeachCare for Kids coverage. This is called a “redetermination process.” During this time, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids members may be asked to provide more information or complete certain steps. It is very important to respond to these requests. The requests will be sent in the mail or to your email. That’s why it’s so important to update your contact information at!





























Neighbors and communities left behind when hospitals close

Since 2010, 9 rural hospitals have closed in Georgia. That puts Georgia third in the nation for hospital closures behind Tennessee and Texas. Rural hospitals in states that have not expanded Medicaid to low-income adults are more likely to close, shutting off access to care for their communities.

When a hospital closes in a rural community, the effects ripple through every part of community life. The hospital’s doctors and nurses move away. Residents are left without access to emergency care and other important health services. Businesses around the hospital may close—a local pharmacy, the downtown diner, or the florist.

This year GHF documented stories from community members following two local hospital closures in Glenwood and Cuthbert, Georgia. We are humbled to share those stories with you today in two videos.

Watch the Glenwood and Cuthbert stories on our Georgia Can’t Wait page. Learn more about how communities struggle when hospitals are allowed to fail, in part because of our leaders’ refusal to expand Medicaid to their uninsured neighbors.

















Share your health care story with GHF 

The generous people of Glenwood and Cuthbert, Georgia trusted GHF with their stories. Your story matters too, and we are here to amplify it. Our fellow Georgians and our lawmakers need to hear about your health challenges and victories.

Experiences like yours let lawmakers know what’s working, and what’s not, in our health care system. Your story shows our leaders why we need to change laws & policies so that health care is more affordable, accessible, and benefits our communities. Let our GHF team work with you to share your health care story.

If you are uninsured, enrolled in health insurance through, have or had medical debt, or have Medicaid coverage, we are especially interested in hearing from you. We welcome other stories too, so don’t be shy!

Share your story now! Write or record your story here.

Tune in to see what GHF did in 2022!  

Path cleared for Georgia to launch work requirements for Medicaid
Georgia Public Broadcasting | December 1, 2022

Georgia moves forward with plan to implement work requirements for Medicaid coverage
The Georgia Virtue | December 1, 2022

Georgia moves forward with plan to implement work requirements for Medicaid coverage
Georgia Recorder | December 13, 2022