Release: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Affordable Care Act Gives Over 2 million Georgians Access to Preventative Care at No Cost
Atlanta, GA – While Georgia’s Republican congressional delegation continues their efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are committed to ensuring that all Georgians have access to quality, affordable healthcare.
Georgians are already benefitting from the new law. To date, 2,202,000 Georgians have received at least one preventative care service at no out-of-pocket cost. These services include blood and cholesterol screenings, mammograms, well-woman visits, domestic violence counseling, immunizations, and vision and hearing screening for children. Nationally, 71 million people with private insurance and 34 million on Medicare have received at least one free preventative care service.
Georgia Republican congressmen Jack Kingston, Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey, Tom Price, Rob Woodall, Tom Graves, Austin Scott, and Doug Collins have voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act more than 40 times. Dismantling the ACA, approved by both houses of Congress, signed by President Obama, and upheld by the Supreme Court, would terminate free preventative care services.
Meanwhile, Governor Nathan Deal has prevented 600,000 Georgians from obtaining health insurance by refusing to expand Medicaid in Georgia. Despite repeated calls for reform from medical professionals, Deal continues to place politics before people.
To find more information on how the ACA is already benefitting Georgians, visit this link.
State Forum February 2013: The Economic Impact of Medicaid Expansion in Georgia
Athens Banner-Herald 11/19/13: Medical providers urge Georgia lawmakers to expand Medicaid
Office of Gov. Nathan Deal 1/13/13: Deal speech: ‘Free’ health care will cause a crunch
Wichita Eagle 9/20/13: Why go backward on health care?
Individuals Enrolled in
|District of Columbia||141,000|
 Source: http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/2013/PreventiveServices/ib_prevention.cfm