Thanks to the joint efforts of Atlanta-based Georgians for a Healthy Future (GHF), for whom I and colleagues of mine are volunteers in Savannah, and Georgia Watch, these “surprise bills” will no longer happen. Working, since 2015, with Senator Chuck Hufstetler (R-52 district) and Representative Richard Smith (R-134 district), GHF and Georgia Watch succeeded in finding creative solutions to this troublesome issue because they understood that the costs of healthcare have a real impact on the lives and wellness of Georgia consumers and their families.
GHF’s Executive Director points out that “This success demonstrates the incredible impact that long-term, sustained consumer advocacy can have at the Georgia Capital and in other decision-making spaces”.
Hurrah! Finally, a good piece of healthcare-related news.