The governor’s FY 2013 budget recommendations increase state General Funds to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) by $45.3 million (5.1 percent) compared to FY 2012. The bulk of this increase funds the continued implementation of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Settlement Agreement reached in 2010.… [Read more]
Funding for the new Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) began in FY 2012. The agency houses public health programs and activities that were previously embedded in other state agencies. For FY 2013, the governor’s budget recommendations increase state support to DPH compared to FY 2012, however, the new funds… [Read more]
Medicaid cuts in the House Republican budget, if implemented today, would have a devastating impact on Georgia’s economy. These cuts would put as many as 38,420 jobs and as much as $4.4 billion in state business activity at risk, according to a report released today by the national health care… [Read more]
The FY 2012 budget appropriates $186 million in state funding for the newly established Department of Public Health. The FY 2012 programmatic funding level of $166.2 million represents a $25.8 million, or 13.4 percent, decline from the pre-recession FY 2009 budget. Download the PDF.
The FY 2012 budget includes new funding to Georgians with developmental disabilities and mental health needs in community settings as opposed to institutional settings. Download the PDF.
Georgia’s Medicaid program faces significant funding needs in the next three fiscal years as a result of the decisions to redirect funding from the Medicaid program to elsewhere in the state budget and to use one-time savings strategies and temporary revenue streams to fund the program. Download the PDF.
This report provides an overview of the enacted FY 2012 budget for the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, and includes a brief overview of the U.S. Department of Justice settlement provisions being addressed by the additional funds. Download the PDF.
This report provides an overview of the enacted FY 2012 budget as well as issues facing the Department of Community Health in future fiscal years. Download the PDF.
This report provides highlights of the enacted FY 2012 budget for the Department of Public Health. Download the PDF.
Georgia currently has the fourth lowest cigarette tax nationally with a per pack rate of 37 cents. Increasing the per pack tax rate by $1 would generate at least $350 million, which could be used to offset some of the proposed cuts to health care. Download the PDF.