ARxC News

Call to Action: Oppose the BCBS ER Policy

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and its Georgia Chapter said a policy that Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBS) plans to implement in July, making subscribers pay for any emergency department visit that turns out not to an emergency, violates the “prudent layperson” standard, which is codified in federal law, including the Affordable Care Act. It’s also law in more than 30 states.  The standard requires Emergency Room (ER) insurance coverage...

ARxC Advocacy Actions June- September 2017

1.    ARxC has been a strong supporter of repeal for the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) as part of the Affordable Care Act. IPAB is a fifteen-member United States Government agency created in 2010 by sections 3403 and 10320 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which has the explicit task of  attaining specified savings in Medicare. The savings should come without affecting coverage or quality. However, we believe the IPAB’s...

Feeling Sick from Healthcare Changes: Maintain the ACA


At ARxC, we agree that the Affordable Care Act, (ACA, also known as ‘Obamacare’), can be improved. We also know that we are dedicated to the protection of quality, comprehensive, and affordable health care for all Americans. We want to maintain the many important protections patients have gained from the ACA that ensures they can access the care and treatment their providers prescribe. We believe the ACA supports and maintains accessibility, affordability, quality, responsiveness,...

March 6, 2017 - CROSSOVER Update

Georgia Health Care Legislation Update: After Crossover Day

Crossover Day is the day a bill must cross from its chamber (House or Senate) of origin to the opposite chamber to remain viable for this legislative session. Here are some bills that made it through.

 Surprise Billing bills keep moving

SB 8 passed the Senate almost two weeks ago, but HB 71 did not receive a vote from the full House before...

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February 28, 2017


The Advocates for Responsible Care (ARxC) is the proud fiscal sponsor for the March for Science Atlanta.

Science-based evidence is the foundation from which we advocate for the responsible care of all people, all communities, and the environment that we share.