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Happening Now: Changes in Health Care for Georgians

The Cover Georgia Coalition have come out with a fabulous new factsheet that articulates what is happening in Georgia with the recent signing of the Patients First Act. 

Check out this document to learn how the Patients First Act impacts Georgians' access to healthcare, the timeline for its implementation, and the opportunity at hand for Governor Kemp to extend eligiblity to more Georgians in need of health insurance.

2019 Georgia Health Report Summary

2019 Georgia Health Report Summary

The Advocates for Responsible Care (ARxC) supports waivers to expand Medicaid in Georgia under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As a member of Cover GA, we are inspired to see legislators can no longer ignore the need of our citizens to have affordable medical coverage. The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) recently released a report addressing the need to expand Medicaid.

Opposition to Proposed Senate Finance Committee Changes to Part D

At the Advocates for Responsible Care (ARxC) and its health access project, Rx in Reach GA Coalition (Rx in Reach), we are committed to finding ways to reduce drug prices to help improve access and affordability to prescription drugs in Medicare Part D and commercial drug plans.

Rx in Reach GA Celebrates Step Therapy Reform in Georgia!

The Rx In Reach Georgia Coalition acknowledged their hard work in passing HB 63 this past legislative session and celebrated the fact that step therapy reform will be going into effect in Georgia July 1, 2019!

This has been 3 years in the making for the Rx In Reach Georgia Coalition.

Rx in Reach GA Members Celebrate the Passage Step Therapy Legislation in Georgia

Rx in Reach GA Coalition is celebrating the passage of HB 63, Step Therapy Patient Protections, signed into law on April 25, 2019.

 

 

Peace of Easter! Freedom of Passover!

Peach of Easter! Freedom of Passover!

Just an update on ARxC’s persevering movement to help Georgians….

Opinion: Fixing 'Step Therapy' Can Help Solve Pain Crisis

Check out this latest AJC Opinion by Representative Kim Schofield:

https://www.ajc.com/news/opinion/opinion-fixing-step-therapy-can-help-solve-pain-crisis/2DsrZtJpN7CyUUZws28JYO/

 

 

Georgia lawmakers consider bill giving doctors more say in prescriptions over insurers

Call your State Senator and ask him/her to vote for HB 63 Step Therapy Reform

The Step Therapy bill will be voted on at the Senate Labor & Insurance Committee March 14 at 2PM in 310 CLOB.

Please call your State Senator and ask him/her to vote for HB 63 Step Therapy Reform. You can also send a template email directly to your Senator at https://www.rxinreachga.org/action.

Hearing for Governor's Risky Health Proposal Delayed; Keep Up the Pressure

The Georgia House Special Committee on Access to Quality Health Care postponed this afternoon's hearing on the Patients First Act (SB 106)Thank you to everyone who contacted your state representative over the past 24 hours. Your help remains crucial to inform committee members that this flawed, risky proposal would exc

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