#159CalltoAction: Make Health Care Calls to Help Georgia's Veterans
Georgia has the fourth highest number of uninsured veterans in the country. From 2013 to 2015, 15,000 Georgia veterans gained coverage, decreasing the state’s veteran’s uninsured rate from 11.1 percent to 7.4 percent. Shall we make some calls to help those who fought for the United States? Let's not leave any fallen soldiers. #159HealthCare #159SaveMedicaid #159SavetheACA #159NotoTrumpCare #159HelpVeterans
- 50,000 Georgia veterans rely on Medicaid coverage for access to health care services. Between 2013 and 2015, veteran enrollment in Medicaid increased by 29 percent.
- Not all veterans qualify to receive health insurance through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Eligibility relates to a variety of factors, including minimum service requirements as well as disability and discharge status. According to the Veterans Administration, in 2014 only 40 percent of all veterans were enrolled in the VA health care system. Furthermore, veterans’ family members rarely qualify for VA assistance.
- For more information: Families USA, Urban Institute
- Sen. Johnny Isakson's number: (202) 224-3643/local office: (770) 661-0999
- Sen. David Perdue's number: (202) 224-3521/local office: (404) 865-0087