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June 03, 2021

Bourdeaux Statement On Protecting Georgians’ Health Care Coverage

WASHINGTON — Today, United States Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) released the following statement on the Departments of Treasury and Health & Human Services (HHS), requesting an updated 1332 waiver analysis for Georgia. If implemented, the 1332 waiver would block the use of Healthcare.gov as a portal to access insurance information on the exchanges, potentially leaving hundreds of thousands of Georgians without information about affordable broad-based health insurance coverage. 

“Today’s delay of Part II of Georgia’s 1332 waiver is welcome news, and something I personally communicated the need for to President Biden when I met with him during his visit to Gwinnett, ” said Congresswoman Bourdeaux. “If implemented, Part II of the 1332 waiver would block the use of Healthcare.gov, potentially jeopardizing information about affordable health care coverage for hundreds of thousands of Georgians. After this 30-day review period, I strongly urge the Biden Administration to permanently rescind this waiver. We should be making it easier to find information about health insurance coverage — not harder.”

Based on a 2017 Kaiser Family Foundation report, Georgia’s 7th district has over 50,000 people enrolled in the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange, one of the highest in the country. 

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Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, an economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure. 

Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford