Healthcare Innovations in Georgia: Two Recommendations

This comprehensive report from Anderson Economic Group (AEG) includes recommendations to innovate healthcare programs for the State of Georgia. These proposals would decrease the number of uninsured, reduce healthcare costs for millions, and improve quality in a patient-centered system.

The report, entitled Healthcare Innovations in Georgia: Two Recommendations, was undertaken to determine if Georgia could implement improvements in their healthcare market that would:

  1. Increase access to affordable health insurance coverage and expand access to healthcare services in rural areas;
  2. Lower the cost of individual health insurance, particularly for under-served populations;
  3. Make health insurance access uncomplicated for small employers; and
  4. Promote an active patient-physician relationship grounded in responsibility and engagement.

“The AEG report outlines two possible options for Georgia,” shares Kyle Wingfield, president of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, regarding the reinsurance program and Georgia primary care access options. “…we find these proposals intriguing enough to place them in the public sphere for study and discussion by Georgia’s citizens, policymakers and lawmakers.”

Patrick L. Anderson, principal and CEO of Anderson Economic Group, concurs; “We recommend that Georgia implement these proposals under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act,” he states, “which allows Georgia to provide residents with higher-quality health care at no additional cost to the federal government.” Anderson adds that the “recommendations for Georgia are a model for other states to follow.”

The study was authored by AEG’s Anderson, Brandon Betz, and Sarah Mixon, with healthcare innovations designed by Wilson Partners.

Read the full report here, along with the release statement from the Georgia Public Policy Foundation here, and the release from AEG here.