Category: Laura Harker

Fast facts on Georgia’s coverage gap

Updated Jan 17, 2019 Georgia’s Health Coverage Gap State lawmakers can put an insurance card in the pockets of 473,000 Georgians by bringing home money from the federal government to pay for coverage. About 240,000 Georgians make too little to get

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Georgia Ready to Close Coverage Gap

Closing the Gap is Good for Georgia’s Economy As new enrollees gain access to health coverage, the money spent on providing that coverage does not go into their pockets. Instead, these dollars go into the health care system and generate

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Georgia Health Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2018

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 $4.5 billion in 2018, about

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Medicaid Works for Georgia

Medicaid and PeachCare provide almost 2 million Georgians with access to health care, including 1.3 million children. About two thirds of Medicaid enrollees are children statewide. Another quarter are elderly, blind or disabled. Created in 1965, the Medicaid program provides

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