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Number of Uninsured Kids Tops 200,000

Number of Uninsured Kids Tops 200,000

Published: Nov 29, 2018   |   Category: Press Releases   |   Tags: , , ,

Number of Uninsured Kids in Georgia Tops 200,000 Georgia sees one of the nation’s greatest increases in the kids’ uninsured rate    Atlanta, Ga. – Nearly 200,000 children in Georgia under age 19, or 7.5 percent of children, were uninsured in 2017, according to a new report from Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. […]

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Episode 2: Dougherty County

Episode 2: Dougherty County

Published: Nov 15, 2018   |     |   Tags: , , , ,

In the second episode of our Challenges for Children podcast series, residents of Dougherty County discuss the barriers children there face when trying to access healthcare. Voices has a few select policy solutions, which could mitigate some of the challenges children and families face: Barriers to Healthcare for Georgia’s Children.

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New Podcast Spotlights Barriers to Health Care for Georgia’s Children

New Podcast Spotlights Barriers to Health Care for Georgia’s Children

Published: Oct 9, 2018   |   Category: Media   |   Tags: , , ,

Voices for Georgia’s Children has launched an inaugural podcast series — Challenges for Children – focused on barriers to health care for children. In April 2018, the Voices for Georgia’s Children team set out to find out why so many of their state’s children were being left behind. Team members traveled to Whitfield, Dougherty, Effingham, and Lamar counties […]

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Many Georgia kids face barriers to health insurance, medical care

Many Georgia kids face barriers to health insurance, medical care

Published: Oct 9, 2018   |   Category: Media   |   Tags: , , , ,

More than 80 percent of uninsured Georgia children were eligible for coverage in government health insurance programs in 2016, but were not enrolled, a new report says. Several barriers to enrollment and medical services can prevent kids from getting the care they need, said the report, from the advocacy group Voices for Georgia’s Children. Read […]

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Voices’ New Podcast Series Details Barriers Georgia’s Children Face When Accessing Healthcare Services

Voices’ New Podcast Series Details Barriers Georgia’s Children Face When Accessing Healthcare Services

Published: Oct 9, 2018   |   Category: Press Releases   |   Tags: , , , ,

Atlanta, Ga. – Voices for Georgia’s Children, the state’s only comprehensive statewide child advocacy and policy organization, is launching a new podcast series, Challenges for Children, and supplemental report, Barriers to Healthcare for Georgia’s Children, which outlines steps to reduce the challenges Georgians are facing. In April 2018, the Voices team set out to find […]

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Barriers to Healthcare for Georgia’s Children

Barriers to Healthcare for Georgia’s Children

Published: Sep 27, 2018   |   Category: News   |   Tags: , ,

As Voices for Georgia’s Children, we believe that access to quality healthcare and comprehensive insurance is vital for a child’s development. Unfortunately, not all of Georgia’s children receive this. Georgia has the 7th highest childhood uninsured rate in the country. In 2016, more than 162,000 children were uninsured, of which, an estimated 140,000 qualified for […]

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Episode 1: Lamar County

Episode 1: Lamar County

Published: Sep 14, 2018   |     |   Tags: , , , , ,

In the first episode of our Challenges for Children podcast series, residents of Lamar County discuss the barriers children there face when trying to access healthcare. Voices has a few select policy solutions, which could mitigate some of the challenges children and families face: Barriers to Healthcare for Georgia’s Children.

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