Gov. Kemp Leads on Health Care with Patients First Act

February 13, 2019

Atlanta, GA - Today, the Patients First Act (SB 106) was introduced in the Georgia State Senate by Governor Kemp's Floor Leader, Senator Blake Tillery (R - Vidalia).

"The Patients First Act is a step toward lowering insurance premiums, enhancing access to quality care, and improving health outcomes in every part of our state," said Governor Kemp. "By working with Lt. Governor Duncan, Speaker Ralston, and the legislature, we will craft a Georgia-centric healthcare system that ensures a bright and healthy future for all Georgians - no matter their zip code."

"Georgians deserve a health care system that is accessible, affordable, and second to none - and the Patients First Act will allow us the flexibility to craft such a system," said Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan. "I look forward to working with Governor Kemp and Speaker Ralston to find innovative solutions and advance substantive policies that will dramatically improve health care for hundreds of thousands of Georgians. I sincerely believe our solutions are going to mirror advances we've seen from the private sector."

“I appreciate Governor Kemp working with the legislature to find a conservative way to ensure access to healthcare for more Georgians,” said Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge). “We are committed to moving forward in a fiscally-responsible way that avoids the perils associated with Medicaid expansion.”

Contact Information: 
Cody Hall, Press Secretary - cody.hall@georgia.gov