Since last summer, thousands of Georgians have turned to food banks, kitchens and shelters in order to make up for the loss of extra federal food stamp benefits that kept them from going hungry during the worst of the pandemic.
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Thanks to a pandemic-era federal policy, all states, including Georgia, have suspended annual renewals since early 2020 and kept their Medicaid-eligible population enrolled in coverage. The end of this Medicaid continuous enrollment is known as the ‘Medicaid unwinding’. Starting in
Senate Bill 160, which the House’s Republican majority passed 97-68 along party lines, replaces a state Department of Labor administrative fee that expired at the end of last year using money that otherwise would go into Georgia’s Unemployment Insurance (UI)
Three years ago, in March 2020, as the pandemic began, Congress authorized emergency funding bill that allowed millions of Americans to keep their Medicaid coverage without having to get re-certified every year. The goal was to prevent Medicaid recipients from
New reentry program aims to help Henry County inmates; Proposed legislation could negatively impact Georgia’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund
Ray Khalfani, Georgia Budget Policy Institute’s Senior Worker Justice Policy Analyst, discusses how HB 518 and SB 160 could potentially risk the solvency of Georgia’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund with Rose Scott. Hear the full discussion on WABE.
RECAP: GBPI Hosts Press Call on Poll Urging Legislators to Provide Support for DFCS Ahead of Medicaid Unwinding
RECAP: GBPI Hosts Press Call on Poll Urging Legislators to Provide Support for DFCS Ahead of Medicaid Unwinding ATLANTA, GEORGIA — Yesterday, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, along with other health care access advocates, held a virtual press call
The General Assembly is unlikely to change Georgia’s education funding formula this session, legislators have told Capitol Beat. A state Senate study committee chaired by Sen. Mike Dugan, R-Carrollton, met several times last fall to consider changes to the state’s
A new poll shows Georgians support using some of the state’s record surplus to improve social services by expanding Medicaid and increasing funding for education. The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI), a left-leaning think tank in Atlanta, commissioned the
The state legislature has a $6.6 billion surplus heading into the next fiscal year, and the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute says a lot more resources are being directed at the governor’s Medicaid expansion plan. Gov. Brian Kemp’s plan adds
After years of legal wrangling, the countdown to the July 1, 2023, launch date of Georgia’s Medicaid work requirements program is underway. The new plan – officially called Pathways to Coverage – will require enrollees to complete 80 hours of