As published in the Macon Telegraph on February 23, 2014. What would you think about a new state law that threatens to cost the 11-county Middle Georgia region 3,300 jobs and about $1.8 billion in federal funding over 10 years?
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If you are an uninsured person who lives in Bibb County and earns less than $16,100, or are in a family of that makes less than $27,300 a year, you and about 52 percent of county residents like you could
Georgia lawmakers continue to overstate the cost of Medicaid expansion in the state as they press ahead with a new bill to hand the General Assembly control over the decision. Not only is the cost of expansion exaggerated, but also
If Georgia expands Medicaid today, more than $33 billion of new federal funding will flow to the state over the next 10 years, which would generate about $1.8 billion in new state revenue during the decade, according to forecasts from
The governor’s budget proposal for the 2015 fiscal year adds a net increase of $143 million more than 2014 in new state money for Georgia’s Medicaid and PeachCare programs, which are administered by the Department of Community Health. The state
Presentation: Tim Sweeney, Director of Health Policy, Georgia Budget & Policy InstituteOctober 31, 2013 | The Carter Center | 2013 Fall Policy Forum Download the presentation.
More than 140,000 uninsured Georgians in rural communities could get health coverage through Medicaid in 2014 if Georgia expands eligibility. That is about half of all uninsured adults under 65 in Georgia’s 109 rural counties. Download the fact sheet.
A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation provides the latest evidence of the importance of expanding Medicaid in Georgia. According to the report, more than 409,000 Georgians who could otherwise get health coverage through expanded Medicaid will instead remain
Georgia continues to rank near the bottom for access to health insurance and the growth in Georgia’s uninsured rate continues to outpace national averages, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report this week. These rankings reflect more than a