This week, the American College of Physicians released a policy statement in favor of single payer healthcare in the US. It provides an excellent evidence-based assessment of the pros and cons of various health coverage options. At they same time, they published recommendations for reforms on healthcare delivery and payment systems. They also urged renewed focus on social determinants of health including climate change.
On the state level, Govenor Kemp’s proposal for a Medicaid waiver is open for public comment until February 7th. The Cover Georgia Coalition has many resources to learn about Medicaid and the waiver process, and you can read more details about the proposal on Georgia Health News and The Geogia Budget and Policy Institute. You can make comments here.
Now that the Georgia legislative session has begun, you can track health-related bills throughout the session here.