ATLANTA – On September 13, Georgia Watch Executive Director Liz Coyle will join Community Catalyst for its Medical Debt Day of Action in Washington, D.C. to urge the Biden administration to do more to address the medical debt crisis.
While in Washington, Coyle, along with Community Catalyst and a broad coalition of allied groups, will meet with administration officials, members of Congress and other leaders from across the country. Together, they will call on the Biden administration to issue a series of executive actions to address the medical debt crisis in America, which currently impacts four in ten adults, and forces too many people to make the impossible choice between life and debt.
“I am going to Washington to give a voice to the countless people in our state who want to see federal agencies do more about the growing medical debt crisis in Georgia,” Coyle said. “Too many Georgians struggle to access quality healthcare they can afford. We want to put an end to a healthcare system dominated by corporate interests that puts profit over people, deepening inequity across our state.”
More than 100,000 people in Georgia have some form of medical debt, impacting both the uninsured and underinsured. Learn more about the medical debt campaign, and proposed solutions, here: https://communitycatalyst.org/resource/end-medical-debt
About Georgia Watch
Founded in 2002, Georgia Watch is a statewide, non-profit consumer advocacy organization working to inform and protect Georgia consumers on matters that significantly impact their quality of life, including the effects of predatory business practices, the high cost of utilities and healthcare, and restricted access to the civil justice system. For more information, visit www.georgiawatch.org.
About Community Catalyst:
Community Catalyst is a national organization dedicated to building the power of people to create a health system rooted in race equity and health justice, and a society where health is a right for all. We’re an experienced, trusted partner to organizations across the country, a change agent to policymakers at the local, state, and national level, and both an adversary and a collaborator to health systems in our efforts to advance health justice. We partner with local, state and national organizations and leaders to leverage and build power so that people are at the center of important decisions about health and health care, whether they are made by health care executives, in state houses, or on Capitol Hill. Together with partners, we’re building a powerful, united movement with a shared vision of and strategy for a health system accountable to all people. Learn more at communitycatalyst.org.