Healthcare: Block Grants for Medicaid, ACA Court Threat

Indivisible Georgia Coalition - Healthcare Alert

Block Grants Reduce Federal Funding, Shifting Costs to the StateAsk state officials to say no to Medicaid block grants!National health officials recently announced that they will allow states to apply for block grants and per capita caps for parts of their Medicaid programs. Block grants and caps are simply Medicaid cuts in disguise.The block grant … Continue reading Healthcare: Block Grants for Medicaid, ACA Court Threat

State Updates: Guns, Criminalizing Youth, Mental Health

Georgia Coalition Indivisible – State Legislative Update

Guns:SB 224 passed Senate Judiciary late 3.3.20. It is a bill to expand gun rights. Call your Republican state senator and the Lt. Gov. (404-656-5030) and tell them it is unacceptable to pass bills that further endanger citizens under cover of darkness.This legislation would allow: weapon carry in churches, courtrooms used by courts other than … Continue reading State Updates: Guns, Criminalizing Youth, Mental Health

State Legislative Alerts: Guns on Private School Campus, Juvenile Justice, Secret School Voucher, and More

It's that time of the state legislative session where lawmakers begin to feel the weight of the calendar. We will post daily as bills rise to the surface that need attention. Please follow our public Facebook page for rapid response posts. Please subscribe to our blog for daily updates. (See the side panel). Remember to … Continue reading State Legislative Alerts: Guns on Private School Campus, Juvenile Justice, Secret School Voucher, and More

Coal Ash SB 123, HB 545 Right to Farm Tabled – Keep Calling

Georgia Coalition Indivisible – State Legislative Update

Coal ash, the waste leftover from burning coal, is toxic. Coal ash has harmful metals, like mercury and arsenic, and other dangerous chemicals. These chemicals become even more dangerous when they enter our water supplies.  Recent disasters spilled toxic coal ash into rivers and across people’s land in the southeast. On top of these high … Continue reading Coal Ash SB 123, HB 545 Right to Farm Tabled – Keep Calling

Surprise Medical Billing, Protect Family Farms, Pharmacy Benefits Manager

Georgia Coalition Indivisible – State Legislative Update

SB 359 and HB 888 Surprise Medical Billing Surprise medical bills occur when an insured patient encounters out-of-network providers at an in-network facility during the course of care. A few weeks later, the patient receives a bill for the portion of the charges not covered by the insurer. This process, called balance or surprise billing, … Continue reading Surprise Medical Billing, Protect Family Farms, Pharmacy Benefits Manager

Transportation, Public Option, Gracie’s Law

Georgia Coalition Indivisible – State Legislative Update

Contact Senator Beach, chair of the Transportation Committee, to thank him for holding a hearing on SR 654 and that we desperately need dedicated sources of funding for public transportation. We’re tired of sitting in traffic and toll lanes will not solve the problem alone. Commuters deserve more options. Local businesses deserve their employees to … Continue reading Transportation, Public Option, Gracie’s Law

Budget Cuts: Shortsighted Tax Breaks, Passing Along the Pain to Vulnerable Georgians

Georgia Coalition Indivisible – State Legislative Update

Call Governor Kemp, Speaker Ralston, House Majority Leader Burns, Chair of Appropriations Committee Terry England, and the Chairs of Appropriations Subcommittees This link will lead you to a list of contacts for this call to action. "Please let the Speaker/Leader/Chair know that I oppose budget cuts that will affect the most vulnerable Georgians. The proposed … Continue reading Budget Cuts: Shortsighted Tax Breaks, Passing Along the Pain to Vulnerable Georgians

Surprise Billing Legislation: Protect Consumers in Emergency & Non-emergency Situations

Indivisible Georgia Coalition - Healthcare Alert

Last week companion legislation were introduced in the House and Senate to ban surprise out-of-network medical billing (also called surprise billing) in emergency and non-emergency situations. SB 359 and HB 888, sponsored by Senator Hufstetler and Representative Hawkins respectively, both contain strong consumer protections and set a fair payment resolution process that takes consumers out of fights … Continue reading Surprise Billing Legislation: Protect Consumers in Emergency & Non-emergency Situations

Contact Your Elected Officials: Expansion of Muslim Ban & Comment on High Fees for Asylum Seekers, Immigrants & Citizenship Petitions

Georgia Coalition Indivisible – Immigration and Refugees

We have two actions today: From our friends at the Coalition of Refugee ServicesLast Friday, the Trump administration announced the expansion of the Muslim Travel Ban, which will now suspend immigrant visas for nationals of Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Burma, and Nigeria, preventing these individuals from being eligible for permanent residency status in the U.S. It will also ban individuals … Continue reading Contact Your Elected Officials: Expansion of Muslim Ban & Comment on High Fees for Asylum Seekers, Immigrants & Citizenship Petitions