(Bob Trammell, D-Luthersville) Minority Leader, Representative Bob Trammell, introduced this legislation which would authorize appropriations to draw down federal dollars for Medicaid expansion in Georgia as defined under the Affordable Care Act. It would allow coverage for Georgians up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level. Assigned to Appropriations.
(Sharon Cooper, R-Marietta) Would require that if a patient’s mammogram demonstrates dense breast tissue, the health care facility that conducted the mammogram shall provide notification to the patient. Substitute version of bill passed House Health & Human Services. Passed House, moves to Senate.
– Step Therapy Protocols
(Sharon Cooper, R-Marietta) Would require health benefit plans to establish step therapy protocols. Passed House Insurance Committee. Passed House, moves to Senate.
– Child Support Cooperation Act of 2019
(Bill Werkheiser, R-Glennville) Would require individuals to cooperate with the child support enforcement program as a condition of eligibility for food stamps.
– Consumer Protections – Health Insurance
(Richard Smith, R-Columbus) Includes several provisions related to proactively informing consumers about out-of-network costs related to healthcare services.
– HIV/AIDS Program Access for Medicaid Recipients
(Debora Silcox, R-Sandy Springs) Would ensure that Medicaid recipients have the same access to antiretroviral regimens used to treat HIV and AIDS as to those included in the formulary established for the Georgia AIDS Drugs Assistance Programs. Passed House Health & Human Services.
Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program
(Don Hogan, R-St. Simon’s Island) Would create a unit within the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities to support the coordination of procedures for an assisted outpatient treatment program (court-mandated).
– Obesity Management Pilot Program
(Katie Dempsey, R-Rome) provide for a pilot program at the Department of Community Health to provide coverage for the treatment and management of obesity and related conditions. Passed House Health & Human Services.
– Rescind ‘Positive Alternatives’ Grant Program
(Renitta Shannon, D-Decatur) would repeal the Positive Alternatives for Pregnancy and Parenting Grant Program.
Upcoming Events @ the Capitol
Georgia Women’s Day at the Capitol – This Thursday!
The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute and YWCA of Greater Atlanta have organized the Georgia Women’s Lobby Day on February 21, 2019.
From the organizers:
We invite you to join women from across Georgia to come together for Georgia Women’s Lobby Day on Feb. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Old City Council Chambers in Atlanta City Hall, one block away from the state Capitol. The event will be a woman-centered gathering to showcase, celebrate and inspire Georgia women to flex their civic engagement muscle while the state legislature debates spending and policy priorities.
The event is free, features breakfast and includes a fantastic lineup of speakers. In addition, attendees will:
- Hear the latest high-level data on the status of women in Georgia related to critical metrics including wealth and wages, health, education, entrepreneurship and more
- Learn about legislation moving in the state legislature
- Send a strong message to legislators that women are paying attention and are engaged in the public policy debate
- Get a taste of how the state legislature works
- Get briefed on positive, proactive solutions to increase the economic prosperity, safety and well-being of all Georgia women.