Health Care Law Expands Coverage, Saves State Money

Since March 2010, a variety of provisions of the Affordable Care Act have been implemented that expand health insurance coverage to thousands of Georgians, particularly young adults and Georgians previously denied coverage. It has also saved the state money — at least $100 million projected through mid-2013 — and promises more resources for health care as its benefits expand.

This policy report highlights several key programs and new coverage options and examines the impact these programs have on the state budget. It also looks ahead to additional benefits the law will bring to Georgia when it is fully implemented in 2014. Download the full report.


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Timothy Sweeney
Tim served as GBPI’s health care policy analyst from 2005 to 2016. He followed Medicaid and other health policy developments in Georgia closely, documenting the affects various budget and policy proposals have on state health care programs.


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