Georgia will be uniquely, dramatically, and negatively affected by the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Georgia has one of the highest federal match rates, meaning the federal government pays 68.5% of every dollar spent on Medicaid. This means that Georgia will be disproportionately impacted by cuts to Medicaid and stands to lose $33 billion in federal funding for Medicaid, CHIP, and financial assistance for marketplace coverage. Medicaid provides 399,003 people with disabilities in Georgia with access to critical care that helps them live independently.
If you care about people with disabilities – if you or someone you love is supported by Medicaid, please take action NOW.
You matter, your story about Medicaid is critical, and your call makes a difference.
Call your Representatives at: (202) 224-3121
You’ll be directed to an operator at the Capitol switchboard. This switchboard can direct you to both senators as well as representatives.
Check out the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities’ Social Media Campaign for more tools and ideas on how to take action!
It is absolutely essential to make the case to your representatives Senator Isakson, Senator Perdue, and Governor Deal, about the impact of the Medicaid per capita caps on community services and supports for individuals with disabilities.
Please, whether you’re a lifelong activist or haven’t voted in years – take five minutes today to help defend essential services for people with disabilities.
Senator John “Johnny” Isakson
131 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Senator David Perdue
383 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Governor Nathan Deal
206 Washington Street
111 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 3033
- Do NOT support the American Health Care Act.
- Do NOT allow Medicaid to be gutted. Per Capita Caps would decimate the program on which people with disabilities and seniors rely for critical healthcare and community services.
- Do NOT allow states to opt out of requiring health plans to cover basic health care and keep it affordable for people with pre-existing conditions, including people with disabilities.
Learn More About the Impact of the AHCA on Georgia
Reports on State Impact
State Medicaid Financing Fact Sheets (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
The Impact of Medicaid Cuts on People with Disabilities: State-by-State Breakdown (Center for American Progress)
State Variation in Medicaid Per Enrollee Spending for Seniors and People with Disabilities (Kaiser Family Foundation)
The Impact of Per Capita Caps on Federal and State Medicaid Spending (Urban Institute)