Press Releases

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. 

View the press release for full details

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.

View the press release for full details

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.

View the press release for full details

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:

View the press release for full details

Georgia Legislature Passes Legislation to End Surprise Medical Bills

ATLANTA, GA–Statement by Laura Colbert, Executive Director of Georgians for a Healthy Future and Berneta Haynes, Senior Director of Policy and Access for Georgia Watch regarding the unanimous approval of House Bill 888, legislation which brings Georgia one step away from ending burdensome surprise medical bills.

View the press release for full details

Court ruling in health care repeal lawsuit endangers Georgia consumers

Atlanta, Georgia – Statement by Laura Colbert, Executive Director of Georgians for a Healthy Future, regarding today’s ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in the Texas v. U.S lawsuit. The lawsuit seeks to invalidate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Georgia is a plaintiff in the case.

View the press release for full details

Stay Connected

Sign up to receive updates from GHF!
Join

GHF In The News

Jul 7, 2021
Georgia defends insurance waiver as company interest builds
Andy Miller

Laura Colbert of the consumer advocacy group Georgians for a Healthy Future said Wednesday that “coverage under a waiver must be at least as affordable and comprehensive as under the ACA…