Georgia consumer groups take new approach to keep youth on healthy path

Atlanta, Georgia (June 16, 2014) – Young people in Georgia are gaining access to health insurance at historic levels, creating new opportunities to increase access to essential prevention and treatment services. At the same time, misuse of and addiction to alcohol and drugs blunt the potential of too many young Georgians.

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Navigator grant will help Georgians access health insurance

Help is on the way to Georgians in need of assistance enrolling in health insurance through the new Health Insurance Marketplace, thanks to a $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Cover Georgia coalition launches effort to ensure that the state moves forward with the Medicaid expansion

ATLANTA, Ga., January 10, 2013 – More than 40 organizations – including healthcare providers, hospitals and healthcare advocates – announced today the creation of a coalition in support of expanding Medicaid to Georgians with incomes below 133 percent of the federal poverty level as authorized by the federal health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Landmark Supreme Court ruling upholds constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act

Today’s ruling from the United States Supreme Court affirming the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act is an exciting victory for Georgia’s health care consumers.

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Georgians for a Healthy Future elects 2012 officers, names new board members

ATLANTA, Ga. (February  6, 2012) – Georgians for a Healthy Future, one of the state’s leading  health advocacy organizations, announced today the election of Dr. Harry J. Heiman as chairman of the  group’s Board of Directors for 2012.  Dr. Heiman is the director of health policy at The Satcher Health  Leadership Institute and assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Morehouse  School of Medicine.

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Report spotlights ways to enhance health care for Georgia children

ATLANTA, Ga. (January 17, 2012) – Two of Georgia’s leading health care advocacy organizations  today issued a report saying the state could significantly expand medical care to more than 200,000  uninsured children with administrative practices, coverage policies and technologies already being used  in other states.

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EDITORIAL: Kemp health care plans debate is just beginning

Laura Colbert of Georgians for a Healthy Future said the Medicaid waiver plan “will not work for the large majority of low-income people in the state.” She described the waiver…