Closing the Coverage Gap
Veterans, working parents, and low-wage workers fall into the coverage gap between current medicaid coverage and insurance marketplace coverage
Since 2013, hundreds of thousands of Georgians have signed up for low-cost health coverage. Being covered means they are less stressed, more financially secure, and healthier. This is exciting progress, yet there is still a missing piece.
About 240,000 Georgians remain unable to get coverage. These Georgians are veterans, working parents, and low-wage workers. They are our friends, family members, and neighbors. They do not qualify for Medicaid and do not make enough money to get financial help through the health insurance Marketplace (also called healthcare.gov). They are stuck in the coverage gap.
Our elected officials have the power to solve this problem. The health care law was designed so that all Americans could access quality, affordable health insurance, but our state government still has work to do. Governor Deal and the state legislature can choose to use federal tax dollars that have been already set aside to provide coverage to those in the gap.
On this page you will find resources and information about our campaign to close the gap in Georgia. To learn more about the Cover Georgia coalition (or if you are an existing coalition partner and want to access additional advocacy tools and resources), visit our Cover Georgia coalition page.
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Mary cares for her two children and grandchild. Making only $16,000 a year, Mary is unable to afford the medications she needs for her treatable chronic conditions. More than anything, Mary would like health insurance for preventive care. "Poor people can't afford to get sick."