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The Carter Center Convenes Albany and Savannah Mental Health Leaders as Part of Yearlong Campaign to Elevate Awareness of Mental Health Insurance Law

ATLANTA (Dec. 14, 2023) – The Carter Center, in partnership with Georgians for a Healthy Future and the Georgia Parity Collaborative, hosted roundtables on mental health insurance coverage Dec. 11-12 at the Gateway Community Service Board Crisis Center in Savannah and Albany State University in Albany. The roundtables aimed to gather input from diverse stakeholders to better understand the most effective ways to raise awareness about their rights to mental health care in Georgia.

 

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Georgia’s Pathways to Coverage Program Falls Short of Enrollment Projections

Statement From GHF’s Executive Director Laura Colbert:  

“Georgians heard promises from state leaders about a new program that would expand access to care, cover between 31,000-345,000 uninsured adults, and lower costs for families. Pathways to Coverage is falling well short of these commitments to uninsured Georgians. Medicaid expansion would be a more effective way to meaningfully cover state residents and connect them to care, as South Dakota’s early success demonstrates.”

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Georgia Insurance Commissioner John King recognized with Powerhouse Policymaker Award alongside three other awardees by Georgians for a Healthy Future

ATLANTA – On Tuesday, September 12, Georgians for a Healthy Future (GHF) celebrated its 15th anniversary, and thus 15 years of reimagining and reshaping Georgia’s health laws.

“Georgians for a Healthy Future has always been driven by a simple yet powerful vision, a healthier and more equitable future for all Georgians,” said Deanna Burke, Chair of Georgians for a Healthy Future. “Over the past 15 years, we have worked to tirelessly transform this vision into a reality, advocating for better health care access, improved outcomes and a brighter future for our communities.”

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Amid record enrollment, ACA marketplace final enrollment deadline approaches for 2023 health coverage

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) deadline for enrolling in health insurance for 2023 is approaching this Sunday, January 15. Georgia consumers who want health coverage this year must enroll before midnight on Sunday. Consumers who miss this week’s deadline might have to wait until November 1, 2023 when the next open enrollment period begins to shop and enroll.

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ACA marketplace deadline approaches for health coverage starting January 1st

ATLANTA – An Affordable Care Act (ACA) deadline for enrolling in health insurance for 2023 is

approaching this week. Georgia consumers who want their coverage to start on January 1, 2023 must

enroll by this Thursday, December 15, 2022. Consumers who miss this week’s deadline can still enroll in

health insurance through January 15, 2023, but their coverage will begin on February 1, 2023.

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Majority of Georgia residents struggle to pay for health care and believe elected officials should address the problems

ATLANTA – Oct. 14, 2021 – Consumer worry about health care affordability is well documented in the U.S., but now—for the first time—a new survey within Georgia reveals how affordability concerns and ideas for action play out across the state. The survey found that almost seven in 10 (68%) experienced health care affordability burdens in the past year. Even more (80%) are worried about affording health care in the future.

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