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State legislative proceedings are often difficult to understand and can be even more challenging to track. Georgia Watch provides details on legislation affecting consumers so the general public can stay informed as bills move through the halls of the Capitol. Our aim is to keep you informed and involved so that you can become engaged in the legislative process.

 


ISSUES & ACTIVITIES WE ARE CURRENTLY WATCHING:

Oppose the Financial Choice Act in Congress

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote this week on H.R. 10, the Financial Choice Act sponsored by Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX).  PLEASE CALL your representative and tell him or her to vote against the…

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Support Surprise Billing Legislation

Georgia Watch supports surprise billing legislation to protect Georgia consumers from unexpected out-of-network medical costs in an emergency or during a planned procedure. A surprise medical bill can occur when an insured consumer inadvertently encounters out-of-network…

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Support Legislation Against Dangerous Loans

Georgia Watch opposes predatory lending practices that trap consumers in debt. Some installment lenders in Georgia take advantage of vulnerable consumers by sending them “live checks” in the mail. Consumers who deposit these checks may…

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Support Dental Hygienist Bills

SB 12, pre-filed for the 2017 Legislative Session by Senator Renee Unterman (R-45), adds approved safety net settings, including charity care clinics, federally qualified health centers, long-term care facilities (nursing homes), school-based health centers, and private…

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