If Georgia expands Medicaid in 2014, nearly 25,000 uninsured veterans and 7,000 of their spouses could get health coverage. That could mean nearly 45 percent of Georgia’s uninsured veterans and more than one-quarter of their uninsured spouses could get health coverage. Download the fact sheet.
Georgia’s economy is adding jobs at a strong pace compared to other states, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Only California and Florida added more jobs than Georgia in March and the state’s unemployment rate is now at its lowest point since January… [Read more]
Unless the U.S. Congress acts soon, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, (SNAP) or “food stamp,” benefits will be cut for all participants this November. For a family of three, this would likely amount to $20 to $25 a month. The reduction will fall especially hard on families with children receiving these… [Read more]
State officials claim Medicaid expansion is unaffordable by overstating the real cost of covering newly eligible Georgians. State estimates claim it will cost $4.5 billion to expand Medicaid. But the official estimate includes more than $2 billion of future costs that are not caused by Medicaid expansion. Removing cost increases… [Read more]
Georgia should take advantage of new federal funding to expand Medicaid in 2014 to boost Georgia’s economy and create tens of thousands of new jobs, all while extending health coverage to hundreds of thousands of Georgians. Download the fact sheet.
The Georgia hospital provider fee, or Medicaid assessment, expires on June 30, 2013. The following answers to some frequently asked questions will help you understand the fee’s purpose and the ramifications if lawmakers allow it expire. Download the fact sheet.
Though still not firing on all cylinders, Georgia’s economy continues to add jobs at a comparatively strong pace, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Georgia’s rate of job growth has exceeded the national average over the past 12 months (1.65 percent vs. 1.43 percent), and… [Read more]
Nearly one in five Georgians, and one out of four children, live in poverty, according to 2011 U.S. Census data, making Georgia the fifth-poorest state in the nation. Since the recession hit, Georgia’s overall poverty rate has increased by approximately five percentage points and the child poverty rate has risen… [Read more]
Georgia has a chance to dramatically increase access to health coverage and to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of Georgians by expanding Medicaid. Low-income parents and other working-age adults in Georgia (ages 18 to 64) would benefit the most, since they are more likely to be uninsured than… [Read more]
Though still not firing on all cylinders, Georgia’s economy has created jobs at a comparatively strong pace over the past few months, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Georgia’s rate of job growth has exceeded the national average over the past 12 months, and only… [Read more]