The past year has proven to be an incredibly difficult time for our nation and our state. Nearly one in four Georgians lack health insurance. Even more alarming, more than one third of Georgians living in poverty are uninsured. H-STAT seeks to raise awareness about the gaps in healthcare access that still exist. We advocate for all of our patients and for funding of those programs, such as Medicaid and CHIP, that allow those hardest hit in these tough economic times to continue to receive the care that they desperately need. We support interdisciplinary solutions for Georgia’s healthcare workforce and policies to help prevent chronic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes.
H-STAT 2017 Legislative Priorities
1) Increasing access to primary care services in Georgia
2) Oppose Block Grants and DSH cuts
3) Address the opioid epidemic
4) Prevent surprise medical billing
5) Promote sensible gun control policies
Contact our Advocacy Chair, Akshaya:
If you are interested in advocating for your patients, learning more about advocacy or health policy, and helping shape our legislative agenda, we encourage you to attend programmatic meetings, attend our trainings, and get involved! Use the contact form below to contact our Advocacy Chair, Akshaya, for more information.