Health Care Costs

Health care costs are on the rise again. Without adequate protections in place to ensure affordability for consumers, costs can become a barrier to access. In addition to premiums, consumers also face out-of-pocket costs including deductibles, co-pays, and co-insurance. If they go out-of-network, they can even get surprise bills that are beyond their ability to pay.

At the same time as we advocate for protections to ensure that costs don't create barriers for care and that consumers can make sense of which costs they are responsible for paying, we also need to look at some of the drivers of health care cost growth. As part of our work around advocating for value for consumers, Georgians for a Healthy Future monitors state and federal policy as it relates to affordability and weighs in on behalf of consumers.

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Thank you City of AtIanta for the recognition! We hope that Atlantans and people across the state will join us in our work to ensure ALL Georgians have access to the quality, affordable health care they need to live healthy lives and contribute to the health of their communities. Learn more and support our work at healthyfuturega.org. ... See MoreSee Less

Laura Colbert serves as the Executive Director for Georgians For a Healthy Future, a non-profit cons...

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GHF's Executive Director reacts to HHS's announcement that it will allow insurers to offer more short-term plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections: “Middle-income consumers with pre-existing conditions who want to remain in the marketplace where they’re protected are going to see big increases in premiums if a lot of healthy people leave to buy short-term plans.” Read more: ow.ly/JM5730ixp2H ... See MoreSee Less

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