If you are an uninsured person who lives in Bibb County and earns less than $16,100, or are in a family of that makes less than
$27,300 a year, you and about 52 percent of county residents like you could be eligible for Medicaid under new expansion
guidelines. That’s if… [Read more]
If Georgia expands Medicaid today, more than $33 billion of new federal funding will flow to the state over the next 10 years, which would generate about $1.8 billion in new state revenue during the decade, according to forecasts from Gov. Nathan Deal’s office and a recent Georgia State University… [Read more]
The governor’s budget proposal for the 2015 fiscal year adds a net increase of $143 million more than 2014 in new state money for Georgia’s Medicaid and PeachCare programs, which are administered by the Department of Community Health. The state plans to spend $2.9 billion to pay for health care… [Read more]
Presentation: Tim Sweeney, Director of Health Policy, Georgia Budget & Policy InstituteOctober 31, 2013 | The Carter Center | 2013 Fall Policy Forum
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More than 140,000 uninsured Georgians in rural communities could get health coverage through Medicaid in 2014 if Georgia expands eligibility. That is about half of all uninsured adults under 65 in Georgia’s 109 rural counties. Download the fact sheet.
Georgia is budgeting about $4 billion for health care in 2014, the second largest category of state investment. More than half of that is for Medicaid and PeachCare. People enrolled in the Aged, Blind, Disabled Medicaid program account for the bulk of the spending. The health care section also explains… [Read more]
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.
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’s Investment Does Not Keep Pace With Growing Needs
The governor’s proposed budget includes about as much general fund support for Georgia’s public health programs as it did in 2001. Meanwhile, Georgia’s population grew by 21.2 percent from 2000 to 2012, a rate nearly twice that of the country as… [Read more]
Department of Community Health Plan Underfunds Medicaid
The governor’s budget recommendations may not include enough funding to cover the health care needs of Georgia’s growing population in the next two years. Because the original 2013 budget fails to include enough money to pay for new Medicaid and PeachCare patients expected… [Read more]