Health System Transformation

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Our health care system is undergoing major change: providers, insurers, and other industry stakeholders are testing and adapting to new payment and delivery models focusing on cost and quality. Yet without strong and informed consumer input, these reforms may not meet the complex needs of patients, consumers, and communities throughout Georgia.

Georgians for a Healthy Future has identified health system transformation as an important emerging consumer health issue. In 2016 and 2017, we will work on developing principles for health system reform that place patients and consumers at the center. As part of our work in this area, Georgians for a Healthy Future also supports the development of an All Payer Claims Database (APCD) in Georgia to help policymakers, stakeholders, and advocates gain a better understanding of health care costs, utilization, and population needs and trends. 

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Budget hearings took place this week at the state Capitol. Under a new health plan, state leaders are planning to spend $215 million to cover 80,000 Georgians while they ignore the option to spend the same amount to cover 490,000 Georgians by expanding Medicaid.

Health officials are required to ask YOU what you think about the plan. Step up and become a health care hero today by submitting a comment at CoverGA.org! (Don’t know what to say? Don’t worry, we’ve made it easy for you.) #gapol #coverGA
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Action Alert! As the Georgia legislature debates the state budget this week, Georgia’s Governor is moving forward with health plans that will cost as much as fully expanding Medicaid but will cover only a fraction of Georgians.

Health officials are required to ask YOU what you think about this plan. Step up and become a health care hero today by submitting a comment at CoverGA.org! (Don’t know what to say? Don’t worry, we’ve made it easy for you.) #gapol #coverGA
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