Report highlights harmful effects of federal Medicaid cuts on Georgia’s economy

Atlanta (June 29, 2011) – Medicaid cuts in the House Republican budget, if implemented today, would have a devastating impact on Georgia’s economy. These cuts would put as many as 38,420 jobs and as much as $4.4 billion in state business activity at risk, according to a report released today by the national health care consumer organization Families USA.

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Georgia small business leaders and advocates discuss impact of health care law one year out

ATLANTA, GA, March 23, 2011–Georgians for a Healthy Future and Small Business Majority joined Georgia small business owner, Julie Haley on a tele-press conference today to discuss how small businesses have been affected by the Affordable Care Act in the year since its enactment.

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Health care advocates express concern about potential health care cutbacks

Atlanta, GA– As advocates for children, families, and consumers in Georgia, we are concerned about recent attempts within states to scale back vital health care programs for our most vulnerable citizens at a time when they are critically needed.

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Insurance commissioner candidates describe their plans for the office in the context of the new health care law

Atlanta, Georgia – Georgians for a Healthy Future and Voices for Georgia’s Children today released a publication featuring responses from all three candidates for Insurance Commissioner on eight vital questions about their approach to health insurance regulation in the context of the new health care law.

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Lower taxes, lower premiums: the new health insurance tax credit in Georgia

Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, GA— In Georgia, 933,900 people will be eligible for new tax cuts beginning in 2014 that will significantly reduce the cost of private health insurance for those individuals and families.

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Health insurance starts working better for Georgia children and families

Atlanta, GA. – Provisions of the Affordable Care Act that are meant to curb the worst excesses of the insurance industry, particularly those relating to children, take effect on September 23, 2010. In response, Georgians for a Healthy Future and community partners have organized Care Beyond College— a public forum that will highlight how provisions in the Affordable Care act specifically will benefit children and young adults across the state.

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Review: Georgia hospital prices among highest
Andy Miller

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…