Time is running out! Georgia leaders are moving forward with a Medicaid plan that would cost more money to cover fewer people.
The DEADLINE is FEB 7th.
Georgia’s Governor recently announced a Medicaid waiver that will do little to close Georgia’s coverage gap, leaving thousands of low-income Georgians uninsured.
While adults with incomes below the poverty line (about $12,000 a year for an individual or $26,000 for a family of four) would be able to enroll in Medicaid, The Governor’s plan prevents most from getting covered and makes it hard for others to keep their coverage. The plan requires people to complete bureaucratic paperwork each month to prove they are working, going to school, or volunteering. People would also be required to pay monthly premiums to the State. If they fail to pay premiums or file their paperwork, they are kicked off of coverage. In order to run this complicated program, Georgia would have to pay 3 times more per person than it would under Medicaid expansion. The proposed plan will not work for Georgia families and consumers!
Health officials are asking for comments from Georgians about the Governor’s Medicaid plan. This is your chance to say how this plan will affect you, your loved ones, and Georgians across the state. We need you to step up and become a health care hero by telling health officials what you think today!
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