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November 2023




Did you know that 14,000 Georgia veterans cannot access mental and physical health care because our state lawmakers have not yet closed the coverage gap?

On Veterans Day, Cover Georgia spotlighted our military heroes and their health. Many Georgians are unaware that some veterans do not receive health services through the Veteran’s Administration. These veterans often go without the health coverage, care, and supports that they need and deserve. In Cover Georgia’s new blog, we discuss the consequences of leaving veterans and their families uninsured, and the simple action that state lawmakers can take to right this injustice: expand Medicaid.

Have you or someone you know applied for health insurance through the new Georgia Pathways program? Share your challenges and successes next week. 

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) is holding a forum to give the public an opportunity to comment on the progress of the Georgia Pathways to Coverage program. The public forum will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, from 3-5 pm via Zoom.

You can share stories and feedback with DCH leaders about how the program is or isn’t working well for you and people you know. Come prepared to share responses to some or all of these questions:

  • What is your experience with the Pathways program? For example, are you enrolled? Did you help someone else try to enroll? Did you or the person you helped successfully get covered?
  • Was the application easy or hard? Did you understand the information that you were provided?
  • Has it been easy or hard to complete the monthly work/school/other requirements to stay covered?
  • Have you been disenrolled?
  • Any other feedback

This information can help improve how the Pathways program works and address its challenges so that more Georgians get and stay covered.

Can’t make it to the meeting or aren’t comfortable speaking at the forum? Share your feedback with GHF! We’ll include it in our comments as best we can. Email your feedback to Knetta Adkins at and put these words in the subject line: “Pathways feedback”.



Thank you for your support on Giving Tuesday!

Our GHF team couldn’t be more grateful for your generosity this week! Gifts to Georgians for a Healthy Future ensure that our organization can be a strong, responsive voice for Georgia health care consumers now and in the future. Your support activates a network of health advocates across the state in support of policies that protect and promote the health and well-being of every Georgian.

Thank you!

Didn’t get a chance to donate on Giving Tuesday? You still can! Together we can build a healthy, equitable Georgia!




















Get your tickets to see our keynote panel at Health Care Unscrambled!

Georgians for a Healthy Future will welcome two nationally-recognized experts to this year’s Health Care Unscrambled keynote panel! Our conversation will feature Joan Alker, Executive Director of the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University and Alex Briscoe, Principal of the California Children’s Trust.

Our expert guests will examine changes in Georgia’s health coverage landscape; discuss the impacts on children, families, and marginalized Georgians; and envision how public and private health insurance could be leveraged to meaningfully support the well-being of Georgians.

You won’t want to miss this! RSVP today to take part in this great conversation on January 11, 2024!

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Now is the time to get covered! is open for business! Consumers can browse available plans now and enroll in affordable, comprehensive coverage. Enroll by Friday, December 15th for your coverage to start on January 1st!

If you or someone you know needs health insurance in 2024, this is your chance to shop and enroll! If you are not covered by Medicaid or job-based insurance, visit to find out if you qualify for financial help.

Shop and get covered in one of these three ways:

  • Online through,
  • Over the phone by calling 1-800-318-2596
  • Connect with GHF’s two enrollment assistors, Deanna Williams and Angelica Rivera. Their expertise is free and unbiased. Fill out our “Get Help” form here to connect with Deanna and Angelica about your health insurance questions and needs. You can also call us at 404-567-5016.

More information is available on GHF’s Get Help with Health Insurance webpage.































Your story matters and we are here to amplify yours. 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.

We’re particularly interested in hearing from you if you are uninsured, enrolled in health insurance through, have or had medical debt, or have Medicaid coverage. We now have a new way to submit your story!

Text in your story? Now you can! Text “MedEx” to “52886”

We welcome all stories, so don’t be shy! Share your story now! Write or record your story here. Story sharers may be paid for their time.



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Toolkit: Holiday Health and Safety Tips 2023
The Public Health Communications Collaborative (PHCC)

What’s on the menu for your Thanksgiving? We’ve cooked up a new recipe in the PHCC kitchen—one you can share to help others enjoy the holiday safely and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Download and share Holiday Health and Safety Tips and accompanying social posts. This resource is also available in Spanish.