Laura Colbert, executive director of the consumer advocacy group Georgians for a Healthy Future, said Monday that health care spending growth has been squeezing patients. “We hear from consumers that…
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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.