Georgia Lawmakers Can Do More to Help Increase Access to Health Care

HB 1339 doesn’t go far enough to help Georgians

February 27, 2024

ATLANTA, Georgia – February 27, 2024 – The Georgia House passed H.B. 1339 today, which in part forms a health care coverage commission. The commission is a starting point but is not a sufficient solution for providing access to more than 400,000 Georgians who need comprehensive and affordable health coverage. Next, the bill will go to the Georgia Senate. We urge lawmakers to stay focused on immediate solutions during the 2024 session.

In response, Julie Vojtech, Government Relations Director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in Georgia, released this statement:

“We urge lawmakers to recognize there are people in the coverage gap at risk today who need immediate access to lifesaving cancer screenings and treatments. They can’t wait another year.

“Lawmakers can do more to help and protect Georgians. They can close the coverage gap at a time that it has unprecedented, bi-partisan support across the state. We urge lawmakers to find a Georgia-specific solution to close the coverage gap during the 2024 legislative session.”



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