Highlights of the FY 2012 budgets for the Department of Community Health and Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities. Download the PDF.
The new healthcare law (the Affordable Care Act) increases eligibility for Medicaid and provides states significant new funding to pay for the expansion. This fact sheet summarizes the Medicaid expansion and how the billions in new federal funding will help increase health coverage for hundreds of thousands of uninsured Georgians.… [Read more]
Georgia’s Medicaid program is a significant payer of healthcare services for some of Georgia’s most vulnerable residents. This fact sheet provides an overview about who is served by the Medicaid program, how costs vary by population, and the income-eligibility criteria for Georgia’s Medicaid and PeachCare programs. Download the PDF.
The new healthcare law (the Affordable Care Act) includes new tax credits to help small businesses provide health insurance for their employees. This fact sheet examines the new tax credits and how they could help nearly 120,000 small businesses in Georgia better afford health coverage for their employees. [Read more]
This fact sheet provides the latest Affordable Care Act on health coverage and uninsured rates for Georgia. The data shows the dramatic gap in coverage for low-income working age adults, and describes how the Affordable Care Act will expand access for these Georgians. Download the PDF.
Lawmakers cut Department of Community Health by $236.8 million and increased support for the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities by 9.3 percent. There are no cuts to Medicaid or PeachCare eligibility; the budget has new revenue from a provider fee to increase reimbursement rates to hospitals. The budget… [Read more]
Georgia’s new budget assumes Recovery Act Medicaid funds will be extended past Dec. 31, when it is expires. The Senate is considering legislation to extend it temporarily (the House already stripped it out of a bill). Without it, Georgia would need to find hundreds of millions in new revenues or… [Read more]
The House of Reps’ FY 2011 budget cuts General Fund spending in the Department of Community Health (DCH) by $285.4 million relative to the originally enacted FY 2010 budget. In addition, the House budget reflects lost state funding from the Tobacco Settlement and from the Care Management Organization fee totaling… [Read more]
Georgia’s Medicaid program needs nearly $1 billion for FY 2011 and FY 2012. This shortfall is not due to a program out of control, but rather is a result of the steep revenue decline from the current recession. One option lawmakers can pursue is enacting House Bill 307, which generates… [Read more]
The enacted fiscal year (FY) 2010 budget spared the Department of Community Health (DCH) from large-scale program cuts because enhanced federal Medicaid funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 as well as additional Tobacco Settlement funds were used to replace DCH state General Fund spending. This report… [Read more]