West Health's Report on Healthcare in Georgia

Georgia’s Healthcare Cost Crisis Exposed

2,514,630 Georgia families did not seek treatment for a health problem last year due to cost of care, and even more (2,757,982) could not pay for drugs or medicine that a doctor prescribed.


Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of thousands of Iowa families did not seek treatment sometime in the last year for a health problem due to the cost of care, according to a new report from nonprofit and nonpartisan West Health and Global Strategy Group.

The report on the healthcare cost crisis and its consequences is based on a survey of 600 adults conducted Aug. 20–30, 2020

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  • 2,514,630 Georgia families did not seek treatment for a health problem last year due to cost of care.
  • 2,757,982 could not pay for drugs or medicine that a doctor prescribed.

3 in 4 Georgia families report healthcare costs are going up.

More Georgians prefer a public official who will prioritize bringing down healthcare costs over lowering taxes or reducing regulations.

More than 1,200,000 Georgians had a friend or family member who died in the past 5 years because they couldn’t afford medical treatment.