Transportation

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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.

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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!

Or enter this address in your web browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MedicaidTransport

Transportation is health
Transportation fact sheet

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.

Georgians for a Healthy Future and The Arc Georgia are pleased to share our fact sheet, Georgians in the Driver’s Seat: Transportation is Healthwhich includes information on non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) in Georgia and where it falls short.

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“Georgians for a Healthy Future celebrates today's Supreme Court ruling that rejected yet another challenge to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While we were disappointed to see such a frivolous lawsuit endure as long as it did, we are hopeful that this will be the last attempt to overturn the law that has provided quality, affordable coverage to hundreds of thousands of Georgians."

Read GHF's full statement about today's Supreme Court ruling on our blog: healthyfuturega.org/2021/06/17/the-aca-remains-the-law-of-the-land/
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Thank you to Georgia NAPNAP for being the first sponsor of our 2021 Give 'Em Health trivia night! We appreciate your support and partnership.

If you want to see if you & your team can best the NAPNAP team on August 26th, RSVP here: healthyfuturega.org/ghf_event/give-em-health-virtual-trivia-night/
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