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Meeting the need

Georgia has the sixth highest number of residents without health insurance in the United States: 1.7 million people, including one in five working-age Georgians, half in families headed by someone who works for a small business. Other Georgians are part of the 25 million Americans, up 60% in recent years, with inadequate health insurance to cover their medical expenses.

These are not faceless statistics to Emory clinicians. The people behind these numbers arrive daily to Emory emergency rooms,clinics, and hospitals. Many come to Emory from across Georgia because the medical services they so desperately need are unavailable elsewhere. If Emory won’t help them, where else can they go? Once here, they find doctors determined to provide the best and most compassionate care possible, regardless of these patients’ ability to pay. Read more >>