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Promoting Access to Care for Women of Reproductive Age with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Rural Communities

November 1, 2020

This issue brief discusses the significant barriers women of reproductive age with mental health and substance use disorders face in rural communities to achieve good health. Social determinants such as rising unemployment, unreliable transportation, food insecurity, inadequate housing, low rates of health insurance coverage, and deteriorating economies play a significant role in health outcomes. Additionally, rural health providers are under increasing pressure to change their approach to delivering care while grappling with acute workforce shortages and decreasing revenue. Historical legacies of racial oppression also perpetuate stigmatization of racial/ethnic minorities and increase health disparities in rural communities.

1332 State Innovation Waivers

October 18, 2017

An overview of 1332 waivers, state examples of 1332 waivers to support reinsurance programs, information on other 1332 waivers, and options for Georgia.

Health Reform 2017: Regulation & Administrative Actions Georgia's Marketplace

October 13, 2017

Georgia's 2017 Marketplace Health Reform 2017.

Section 1115 Waivers

September 27, 2017

An overview of the basics of 1115 waivers, requirements for states, and how states have used the waivers to implement innovative ways of delivering health care to their Medicaid populations.

Health Reform: From Insights to Strategies, A Variety of Perspectives

February 1, 2011

The Affordable Care Act (health reform) has significant implications for health care financing, service delivery, coverage, access, quality, and ultimately the well-being of all Georgians. For the past year, the Georgia Health Policy Center, housed within Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, has been studying health reform and seeking ways to translate what we learn so that it can be used by key stakeholders to make informed decisions. To discern how the Act might specifically affect Georgia's health care system, we chose to commemorate our 15-year anniversary by conducting strategic consultations of the likely impact of health reform on a diverse group of stakeholders: provider organizations, rural and urban community-based groups, small and large businesses, professional associations, and local and state government entities. Following these consultations, we hosted an all-day Health Reform Symposium to share discoveries and potential implications for a broader array of organizations and communities throughout the state.

Health Reform Implications for Employers

August 26, 2010

More than 90% of Americans with private health insurance obtain that coverage through employer-sponsored plans. Therefore, the Affordable Care Act (health reform) targets the link between employment and health insurance. Provisions of health reform that affect employer decision making are highlighted in this policy brief, the fifth in a series.

The Impact of Health Reform on Health Care Providers

June 2, 2010

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Health Reform) has the potential to dramatically change the way health care services are financed and delivered. This policy brief, the fourth in a series, summarizes the impact health reform may have on health care providers (physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, allied health workers, hospitals, nursing homes, etc.). Previous briefs addressed an overview of health reform, state implications, and community implications.

Implications of Health Reform for Community-Based Organizations

May 24, 2010

This brief is the third in a series on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Health Reform) and addresses elements that are significant to community health initiatives. Previous issues provided a high-level overview and covered state implications.

State Implications of Health Reform in Georgia

May 3, 2010

How will the health reform law affect health care and health insurance for Georgians? Federal agencies responsible for implementing the law still have to determine how the law will be interpreted. Yet, Georgia policymakers can prepare for an effective implementation by understanding the provisions of the law as it is currently written, how those provisions might alter current practices in Georgia, and what choices Georgia policymakers can make to shape the system. This brief is the second in a series on health reform. Upcoming communications will include: Community Implications and the Provider Impact.

An Overview of Health Reform

April 16, 2010

This policy brief takes a look at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Health Reform) in the United States and specifically looks at a comparison for the state of Georgia. The first in a series, the policy brief package will also include the following communications: State Implications, Community Implications, and the Provider Impact. Other topic-specific information may be provided to further educate and prepare for the transition.

Preventing Overweight Children In Georgia: Opportunities for Foundations and Grantmakers

February 4, 2010

Three-year study describe service-use patterns and costs for more than 30,000 Georgia LTC patients, with particular emphasis on those eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

Sources of Health Insurance Coverage in Georgia 2007 - 2008

December 2, 2008

An opportunity to identify gaps in health insurance coverage among Georgians, barriers to coverage, and strategies to facilitate access to affordable coverage.