Author: Laura Harker

Medicaid Waiver Principles for Georgia’s Health Crisis

The Medicaid program is a state-federal partnership in which states contribute and receive federal matching dollars to provide health coverage to low-income residents. States run their programs according to broad federal regulations, but there are a number of options to

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Tax Credits to Improve Health: Briefing Recap

Public health and taxes. While it may seem like an unlikely pairing, GBPI brought the two topics together at an event last week held at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. GBPI has led the Georgia Work Credit

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Georgia Health Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2019

Georgia Health Care Budget Overview Health care services are primarily delivered through three state agencies, the departments of Community Health, Public Health, and Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. State funding for these three agencies totals $4.8 billion in 2019, which

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Food Assistance Helps Promote a Healthy Georgia

About 1.7 million Georgians receive help to put meals on the table through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Lawmakers in the U.S. Congress are considering changes to SNAP with the potential to reduce food benefits and increase costs

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A Health Insurance Card in Every Georgian’s Pocket

Thousands of Georgians are stuck without any affordable options for health insurance because state leaders repeatedly reject billions of dollars meant to pay for coverage. About 240,000 workers, students, veterans and other Georgians make too little to get financial help

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