Lawmakers cut Department of Community Health by $236.8 million and increased support for the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities by 9.3 percent. There are no cuts to Medicaid or PeachCare eligibility; the budget has new revenue from a provider fee to increase reimbursement rates to hospitals. The budget is heavily reliant on enhanced Medicaid funds from the federal Recovery Act that are about to expire. Download the PDF.
A new poll commissioned by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) from the University