Georgia

399,000 people in Georgia with disabilities are at risk of losing the services that enable them to live and participate in their community.
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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!

What to Say

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.

Services Funded Through Medicaid

Your Representatives

Senator John “Johnny” Isakson
131 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3643

Will Dent
Legislative Assistant
william_dent@isakson.senate.gov
202-224-3643

Jay Sulzmann
Legislative Director
jay_sulzmann@isakson.senate.gov
202-224-3643

Senator David Perdue
383 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3521

John Eunice
General Counsel
john_eunice@perdue.senate.gov
202-224-3521

Governor Nathan Deal
206 Washington Street
111 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 3033
404-656-1776

Key messages:

  • 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

Georgia Harmed By Medicaid Caps (Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and NHeLP)
 
Medicaid in Georgia (Kaiser Family Foundation)
 
 
Medicaid Facts – Georgia (Children’s Hospital Association)
 
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