Peach Pulse Archive 2019
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Please join Georgians for a Healthy Future for our tenth annual Health Care Unscrambled policy breakfast.
Each January we bring together legislators, advocates, and national thought leaders to discuss the health care issues facing Georgians. A morning dedicated to finding solutions that improve the health and well-being of all Georgians, Health Care Unscrambled is an event you don’t want to miss. RSVP today!
GHF wants to hear from you!
Georgians in the Driver’s Seat launches rider satisfaction survey
Non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) is a free service provided to Medicaid-covered Georgians who do not have their own means of transportation to get to health appointments, the pharmacy, and other health facilities. The program is especially important for people with disabilities, seniors, rural residents, and people of color, but sometimes it falls short of its promise. In order to ensure NEMT works well for all Georgians who need it, we need to hear from the people who already use it!
If you have used NEMT or know someone who has, we want to hear from you! Please answer a few questions in our NEMT rider survey. Your responses will help the Georgians in the Driver’s Seat team fight for much-needed improvements in Georgia’s NEMT system.
Make your voice heard through the Georgia Health Action Network
Join the Georgia Health Action Network (GHAN) for more updates, tools, and opportunities for advocacy with GHF!
GHAN is a volunteer consumer health advocacy program that aims to develop grassroots consumers into effective agents for change. GHF welcomes all who are interested to join our monthly GHAN calls. During these calls, GHF staff share current advocacy opportunities, best practices for engaging with policy makers about timely issues, and answer member questions about organizing for positive change.
In case you missed it
Aging with dignity: Georgia seniors need Medicaid
Sherry is 77 years old and lives independently in Murray County in north Georgia. Sherry is one of over half a million seniors and people with disabilities in Georgia who depend on Medicaid and Medicare to live and age in their communities. Thanks to Medicaid, Sherry is able to afford the medications she needs to live a functional and healthy life. Medicaid and Medicare also make it possible to spend her weekdays at RossWoods Day Center where she does arts and crafts and takes part in social activities designed to keep her brain and body healthy. For 168,000 seniors like Sherry who typically live on low, fixed incomes Medicaid makes the difference and helps to pay the costs of their Medicare coverage. Read more of Sherry’s story and see how sharing your story can make an impact!
GHF in the news
Kemp backs new health plan for rural Georgians
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | September 03, 2019
Kemp Backs New Insurance Option Aimed At Rural Georgia
WABE | September 03, 2019
Anthem is in yet another contract dispute with a Georgia health system
The Georgia Sun | September 03, 2019
Anthem Faces Contract Standoff, Launches New Health Plan In Georgia
WABE | September 04, 2019
High uninsured rate takes toll on free clinics
The Union Recorder | September 27, 2019
Employer survey again shows higher costs for workers, firms
Gwinnett Daily Post | September 27, 2019