2022 Georgia Policy Priorities

Ensuring Access to Quality Care

  • Medicaid Expansion: ACS CAN will advocate for low-income individuals and families to have access to health insurance coverage through state Medicaid programs. We will support policies that preserve funding and access to Medicaid for low-income parents and adults and will advocate for Medicaid expansion in states that have not increased eligibility up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.
  •  Affordable, Adequate Health Insurance: ACS CAN will advocate for policies that ensure access to quality, affordable and comprehensive health insurance and will support efforts to curb the availability of inadequate health plans.

Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

  • Breast and Cervical Cancer: ACS CAN will advocate to maintain funding of $3.3 million for the Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, the state breast and cervical cancer screening program for low-income uninsured and underinsured women administered by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Reducing the Toll of Tobacco

  • Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding: ACS CAN will work to increase funding for statewide tobacco prevention and cessation programs. Fact-based recommended funding is $106 million annually to prevent kids from starting to use tobacco and help adults quit.
  •  Access to Tobacco Cessation: ACS CAN will advocate for the state Medicaid program to provide a comprehensive cessation benefit that covers individual, group, and telephone counseling and all FDA-approved tobacco cessation medications for all enrollees without cost-sharing or other barriers to accessing care.