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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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Starting July 1, Georgians with pre-existing conditions will have access to quality, affordable health coverage

Atlanta, GA—An important reform of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act takes effect July 1 when Georgians who have been without health coverage for at least six months and who have been denied coverage because of pre-existing health conditions will be given access to affordable, quality coverage. They will receive it through a new Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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Report: more than one in five non-elderly Georgians have diagnosed pre-existing health conditions

Washington, D.C. – Approximately 1,805,000 people under the age of 65—more than one in five (21.6 percent) of Georgia’s non-elderly population—have a diagnosed pre-existing condition that could lead to a denial of coverage in the individual health insurance market, according to a report released last week by the consumer health organizations Families USA and Georgians for a Healthy Future.

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Advocates and lawmakers announce Georgians for a Healthy Future, a new health advocacy organization

ATLANTA, OCTOBER 22, 2009 – Today at the Georgia State Capitol, health care advocates, providers, lawmakers, and consumers met to announce the launch of Georgians for a Healthy Future (GHF), a new statewide advocacy organization that intends to build and mobilize a unified voice for health care consumers in Georgia.

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