After his months of urging, the Biden Administration today announced it would honor Senator Reverend Warnock’s request to permanently suspend the harmful Part II provision of Georgia’s section 1332 waiver
The waiver would have eliminated HealthCare.gov in Georgia and limited health care coverage access for hundreds of thousands of Georgians
Today’s announcement follows Senator Reverend Warnock’s previous efforts to push the Biden Administration to suspend Georgia’s Section 1332 waiver
Senator Reverend Warnock: “Permanently suspending the state’s harmful Section 1332 waiver will ensure that Georgians will be able to keep purchasing affordable health care coverage…I’m proud that our months of hard work have paid off“
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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) issued the statement below following an announcement that the Biden Administration is permanently suspending Part II of Georgia’s section 1332 waiver, which approved the creation of the Georgia Access Model—a system that would restrict access to health care coverage for Georgians who receive federal health care subsidies by eliminating access to HealthCare.gov in Georgia. According to policy journal Health Affairs, “the Georgia Access Model would make Georgia the only state without a single, one-stop-shop marketplace for consumers in need of private health insurance.”
“Permanently suspending the state’s harmful Section 1332 waiver will ensure that Georgians will be able to keep purchasing affordable health care coverage,” Senator Reverend Warnock said. “This will save lives and save families money, so I’m proud that our months of hard work have paid off.”
Senator Warnock has long pushed the Administration to suspend Part II of the approved Georgia’s State Innovation Waiver, which would add to the already-high rates of uninsured Georgians and would hamper continuous access to quality and affordable health care. The Senator also previously led Georgia’s congressional delegation in urging the Administration to take this step.