Health Care

All Georgians should have access to affordable, high-quality health care. We will stay true to our core principles of fiscal responsibility and we will achieve true conservative health care reform.

– Casey Cagle, March 24, 2017

By preparing our state to lead the nation in health care innovation, Casey is advancing reforms that offer more choices for quality care at affordable prices. 

Making sure that all Georgians have access to quality health care is one of Casey’s top priorities, and there is no greater challenge facing consumers in our state than the future of rural health care. During the 2016 and 2017 legislative sessions, Casey led the effort to enact Rural Health Care 180 – a public-private partnership tasked with supporting struggling rural hospitals and developing sustainable financial models to preserve these community institutions.

For too long, the federal government has failed to promote common-sense measures that help individuals and families get access to the care they need. Casey is demanding change. To free our state from the one-size-fits-all policies of Obamacare, he is actively engaged in working with the Trump Administration and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price.

Casey’s vision is for a sustainable health care system that enhances the quality of care and increases consumer choice to meet the needs of every Georgian – at prices we can all afford.

Health Care Reform Task Force

In 2017, Casey led the Senate to establish Georgia’s Health Care Reform Task Force to direct our state towards building a stronger health care system.

By collaborating with stakeholders from across our state, Casey is working to develop solutions that increase access to quality care, control the cost of premiums and deductibles, and strengthen the doctor-patient relationship. That means leading Georgia’s health care system to operate under fiscally responsible cost projections, modernizing our delivery models for care, and encouraging innovation and free market competition. Ultimately, Casey is committed to finding solutions that empower Georgians to access quality health care statewide. 

SITES OF INTEREST

Georgia Health Policy Center Presentation to the Health Care Reform Task Force
May 2017 - Authored by Melissa Haberlen and Patricia Ketsche


Georgia Trauma Commission

Georgia Department of Community Health

Georgia Free Clinic Network

Georgia Association for Primary Healthcare