Peach Pulse Archive 2016
SHARE YOUR HEALTH CARE COVERAGE STORY!
Recently released HHS numbers show that health insurance enrollment in Georgia and across the country is going strong. The Affordable Care Act is what has made these coverage gains possible, yet Congress has prioritized repealing this landmark legislation without clarifying what would replace it. We need your stories and your voice to ensure our policymakers understand the consequences of repealing the law. Please consider submitting your story, or the stories of the people that you serve, of how the ACA has benefited you. Whether it’s being able to afford coverage through the availability of tax credits, not being denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition, or being able to stay on a parent’s plan until age 26 – we need to hear from you!
ANNUAL HEALTH CARE UNSCRAMBLED
Looking forward to 2017
Please join us for our 7th annual Health Care Unscrambled policy breakfast. We are excited to host former CMS Deputy Administrator and nationally renowned Medicaid expert, Cindy Mann. As our keynote speaker, she’ll walk through what advocates need to know about how the proposed changes to health care programs like Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and Marketplace coverage being discussed in Washington could impact Georgians, their families, and community. As always, our featured speaker will follow a bipartisan panel of legislators at the forefront of Georgia’s health care debates. Tickets are $50 (and could make a great holiday present!). We hope to see you there!
GHF ADDRESSES SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH
Health Beyond Health Care
In November GHF convened experts and advocates from a range of sectors including housing, criminal justice reform, education, and transportation for a discussion about social determinants and how we can break down silos to advance health. In conjunction with the convening, we released a new publication, Health Beyond Health Care: Opportunities to Advance Health by AddressingSocial Determinants.
You can find photos from the forum on our Facebook page.
RECORD BREAKING GEORGIA GIVES DAY!
GHF raised $4,380 on Georgia Gives Day!
We are overwhelmed by the over 70 donors who gave so generously on Georgia Gives Day. This year, the health care stakes are higher than ever, and many of the gains we have made over the past several years in health care coverage and access to care are at risk. We will continue to fight for quality, affordable health care for you, your friends and family, and all Georgians. Thank you for supporting our work!
ICYMI: GHF’S POST-ELECTION BLOG POST
If you unplugged post-election you might have missed our post-election analysis, What’s Next for Health Care Consumers.
The election results have the potential to dramatically shift the health care landscape nationally and here in Georgia. It’s still too soon to know precisely what policy changes will occur and what their impact will be, but advocacy at both the state and federal levels on behalf of Georgians who need access to quality, affordable health care has never been more important. Read more…
SUPPORT GHF WHILE YOU SHOP FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
Did you know that you can support GHF throughout the holiday season? Amazon Smile allows you to select a nonprofit to support. If you choose GHF, every time you shop through Amazon Smile a portion of your purchase goes to support our mission. Signing up is easy! Thank you for your continued support!
GHF IN THE NEWS
Exchange sign-ups in Georgia higher than last year’s
Georgia Health News | November 30, 2016
2016 elections already influencing Georgia policy
Augusta Chronicle | November 13, 2016
Georgia Republican could be at center of effort to undo Obamacare
AJC | November 10, 2016
How will a Trump presidency affect health care in Georgia?
Georgia Health News | November 9, 2016