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Adequate transportation is important to the health of Georgians because in most cases people need to go to a location outside of their homes to receive medical care. Without access to reliable, safe transportation, Georgians may be forced to skip health appointments, go without medication and ultimately, experience worse health outcomes.

The Georgians in the Driver’s Seat initiative, launched as a collaboration of Georgians for a Healthy Future and The Arc Georgia, aims to ensure transportation is eliminated as a barrier to health care for all Georgians, with a focus on people with disabilities.

Tell us about your transportation challenges!

Non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) is a free service that provides transportation to people who are covered by Medicaid who do not have their own way to get to and from health appointments or the pharmacy. The program is especially important for people with disabilities, seniors, and rural residents but sometimes it falls short of its promise of timely, safe, quality transportation.

If you have used NEMT or know someone who has, we want to hear from you! Please answer a few questions in our NEMT rider survey. Your responses will help the Georgians in the Driver's Seat team fight for much-needed improvements in Georgia's NEMT system.

Click here to complete the rider survey!

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Join Georgians for a Healthy Future and the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute and two special guests for an engaging conversation about the changes made to health and health care in the 2020 Georgia legislative session! We are grateful to be joined by two state legislative leaders who will add their perspectives to the discussion:

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Tune in Wednesday, July 15th at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM for Changes in Health Care and Policy in the 2020 Legislative Session! We will highlight the most important health-related developments in this year's legislative session, examine the state budget, and look back at missed opportunities. We will also dive into the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and the movement for racial justice on health care policy and advocacy in Georgia. Join us on Wednesday!

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