Letters and Correspondences
Comments on Georgia’s Section 1332 WaiverHealth
First Focus on Children submitted the following comment to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to express our deep concern about the state of Georgia’s Section 1332 State
Excerpt from the Comment:
Georgia frames the waiver as a solution for the state’s high uninsured rate. However, the best solution to that problem is to join 39 other states and DC and adopt the ACA’s expansion of Medicaid to low-income adults and their families. We are distressed that Georgia would utilize a fragmented system that could cause tens of thousands of Georgians to fall through the cracks and lose coverage altogether, while other families with children would likely end up in skimpy plans that impose high costs if they get sick. First Focus on Children vehemently opposes this waiver. As an organization, we support expanding health coverage for children and their families, and the 1332 waiver will do exactly the opposite.