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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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Consumer Reps explore discrimination & bias across insurance products in new report to Nat’l Assoc. of Insurance Commissioners

Columbus, OH (August 16, 2021) – A report commissioned by the consumer representatives to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) finds that disparities and bias are common challenges that consumers face across insurance products. The report summarizes findings from a survey of consumer-serving non-profit organizations across the U.S. about challenges faced by consumers in the insurance sector.

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Last states to expand Medicaid Unite to Urge Congress to Guarantee Access to Affordable, Quality Health Care

After years of inaction from state legislatures, advocacy organizations from the remaining non-expansion states have united to urge Congress to guarantee access to affordable health care for over 2 million Americans in the coverage gap. 

Over 200 advocacy organizations from the 12 non-expansion states have signed onto a letter pleading Congress to bypass resistant state legislatures and provide coverage during the worst pandemic in modern history.

“State leaders in Georgia and 11 other states continue to block the path to Medicaid expansion despite additional federal incentives, upholding deeply politicized tensions over the will of their constituents while exacerbating health inequities in our communities,” said Laura Colbert, Executive Director of Georgians for a Healthy Future. 

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Georgia consumers relieved of threat to health coverage by Supreme Court’s third affirmation that Affordable Care Act is lawful

With the ACA firmly in place as the law of the land, federal and state law makers should turn their attention to improving affordability and closing remaining coverage gaps

Atlanta, Georgia – Statement by Whitney Griggs, Health Policy Analyst at Georgians for a Healthy Future regarding today’s ruling on the California v. Texas lawsuit by the Supreme Court of the United States. The lawsuit sought to invalidate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Georgia was a plaintiff in the case.

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Georgia’s participation in health care repeal lawsuit is destabilizing for Georgia families and the health system

Atlanta, Georgia – Statement by Laura Colbert, Executive Director of Georgians for a Healthy Future regarding today’s hearing of the California v. Texas lawsuit by the Supreme Court of the United States. The lawsuit seeks to invalidate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Georgia is a plaintiff in the case.

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Access to care & consumer protections for Georgia health care consumers are still at risk under newly-approved “Georgia Access” waiver

Atlanta, GA–Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the approval of Georgia’s 1332 State Innovation waiver, titled “Georgia Access”. Laura Colbert, Executive Director of Georgians for a Healthy Future has issued the following statement:

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