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Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) Awarded GA Congressional Arthritis Champion Award

Media Contact:

Dorothy Leone-Glasser

Marketplace Open Enrollment Season Begins November 1, 2015 - Check out the latest educational materials

November 1, 2015 marks the begining of the third Marketplace Open Enrollment Season at HealthCare.gov!

Georgia Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention Program

Breast and Cervical Cancer in Georgia

• It is estimated that 7,170 women in Georgia will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and 1,240 will die from the disease.1

• Finding breast and cervical cancer at an early stage 
increases the opportunity for effective treatment and
 patient survival.

New Report Finds Many Working Parents Would Benefit from Closing Georgia’s Coverage Gap

Georgians for a Healthy Future (GHF) and the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) released a new report that shows how crititical Georgia accepting federal Medicaid funding is to help working parents afford health insurance.

Georgia Health News: Drug price controls are dangerous

Specialty drug innovation has improved the lives of those who suffer from serious chronic illnesses, which were a death sentence just a generation ago. Better than price controls would be all stakeholders, including patient advocates, come to the table to limit high out of pocket costs of these vital drugs.

The Specialty Tier Coalition of Georgia Reengages to Improve the Lives of Seriously Ill Georgians

The Specialty Tier Coalition of Georgia Reengages to Improve the Lives of Seriously Ill Georgians 

Rx in Reach Georgia Widget Launch

Dear ARxC Partners and RxinReach GA Supporters,

We are excited to announce the availability of the Rx in Reach Georgia widget on our new ARxC Widgets webpage.

NY US Pain Foundation with patients and medical groups speak out against "fail first" policies

In mid-May, patients and medical groups spoke to the New York legislature about the need to limit "fail first" insurance policies.

The group called for a "clear and concise appeals process, and limits to health insurers' right to require that less expensive treatments be used before more expensive ones are approved."

Focus Atlanta Coverage of RxinReach and Specialty Tiers Legislation


Specialty/biologic medications are costing patients thousands of $$$ out of pocket.

Georgia Health News: Grady outlines plan to transform care for the uninsured

On May 8, Georgia Health News published a news story on Georgia's attempt to expand Medicaid to a select number of patients served by the Grady Health System in Atlanta, Memorial Health in Savannah, and a small group of rural hospitals in Georgia.