Cover Georgia is asking you to speak up today in ways:

  1. Celebrate Medicaid Awareness Month by thanking Georgia lawmakers for better Medicaid coverage! Scroll down or click here to take action.
  2. Reach out to President Biden and the Senate and urge them to act now and pass the Build Back Better Act! Scroll down or click here to take action.

Thank Georgia lawmakers now!

Georgia’s maternal mortality rates are among the worst in the U.S. Women of color, especially Black women, experience maternal mortality rates up to 3x to 4x higher than their white counterparts in Georgia. Medicaid is a proven tool that can help close that gap and give moms the health coverage and access to care they need in the first year after having a baby.
 
With this advance, our state lawmakers have demonstrated that they care about new moms and babies, and that they know Medicaid is a powerful policy that works for health of Georgians.
 
Our law makers could similarly expand Medicaid to cover Georgians who remain without access to health care. Almost half a million (490,000) Georgians are not able to meaningfully access Georgia's health care system because our state has not expanded Medicaid to all low-income, uninsured adults. Georgians have been locked out of health coverage and health care for almost a decade simply because they don’t have enough money in their wallets and aren’t offered health insurance at work. Our state leaders have the option to fix this problem, just as they’ve dedicated themselves to improving maternal health.
Celebrate Medicaid Awareness Month with us by thanking legislators for their leadership on Medicaid for moms and ask them to make another Medicaid move! Please take a minute to complete this thank you note to state leaders. Thank you!

A Federal Fix for Georgia's Coverage Gap Problem!

After weeks of negotiation in Congress, the Build Back Better Reconciliation Bill passed through the House of Representatives with a provision that will close the coverage gap through 2025, for 2.2 million Americans in the 12 states that haven’t expanded Medicaid. We are so close! To get it over the finish line we must turn our attention to President Biden and the Senate and urge them to see this process through and pass the bill.

Please take a few minutes to contact President Biden, Senate Leader Schumer, and key Senate leaders to thank them for helping us get here, and urge them to protect the coverage gap fix in the House Build Back Better package, and pass the bill before the end of this year.

2.2 million Americans have no access to basic, affordable health insurance. Most of them live in the South, and about 60% are people of color. They are parents and youth, cooks and teachers, caretakers and essential workers. Closing the Medicaid gap is the single most important step Congress can take to tackle structural racism in our healthcare system and ensure our children, families, and communities can thrive.

Our communities can’t wait any longer. Tell Congress to act now and pass the Build Back Better Act!

Expand Health Care to Include All Georgians

Cover Georgia is a broad coalition of community stakeholders and advocates from all across our state. We have launched a shared campaign to ensure that all Georgians regardless of income get the health coverage and care they need.

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Georgia’s uninsured rate is the fifth worst in our country.

Medicaid expansion could provide affordable health coverage to 473,000 Georgians. Each year state leaders block expansion, Georgia loses out on $3 billion in federal funding for health coverage, resources that could put an insurance card in the pockets of almost half a million Georgians. This needs to change.

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