Healthy Communities


Georgia’s health care system is not meeting the needs of its diverse and growing population. About 1.4 million Georgians are uninsured and many more are at risk of losing coverage. Strengthening Georgia’s investment in health care is critical to assure all Georgians get an opportunity to lead a healthy life.
Pill-Capsules (1) Budget and Taxes

FY 2012 Budget Replaces Federal Recovery Funds, Inadequately Funds State Medicaid Program

This report provides an overview of the enacted FY 2012 budget as well as issues facing the Department …

Doctor-Exam (1) Budget and Taxes

FY 2012 Budget Funds new Department of Public Health

This report provides highlights of the enacted FY 2012 budget for the Department of Public Health. Download the …

Baby-Vaccine (1) Budget and Taxes

Increase Georgia’s Cigarette Tax by $1 per Pack to Lessen Health Care Costs

Georgia currently has the fourth lowest cigarette tax nationally with a per pack rate of 37 cents. Increasing …

doctor (1) Budget and Taxes

House Restores Proposed Health Care Cuts; Opens Potential Medicaid Shortfall

This fact sheet provides an analysis of the proposed FY 2012 budget and its impact on Medicaid and …

Hospital-Patient (1) Budget and Taxes

Governor’s Proposed Health Budgets

Highlights of the FY 2012 budgets for the Department of Community Health and Department of Behavioral Health & …

Baby-Vaccine (1) Fact Sheets

What is in Store for Georgia’s Medicaid Enrollment?

The new healthcare law (the Affordable Care Act) increases eligibility for Medicaid and provides states significant new funding …

Hospital-Patient (1) Fact Sheets

Georgia & Federal Government Ensure Elderly and Newborns Have Safety Net

Georgia’s Medicaid program is a significant payer of healthcare services for some of Georgia’s most vulnerable residents. This …

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New Federal Tax Credit Benefits 84% of Small Businesses in Georgia

The new healthcare law (the Affordable Care Act) includes new tax credits to help small businesses provide health …

Doctor-Exam (1) Fact Sheets

More Georgians Lack Employer Coverage

This fact sheet provides the latest Affordable Care Act on health coverage and uninsured rates for Georgia. The …

Hospital-Room (1) Budget and Taxes

Lawmakers Protect Medicaid, Funding Gaps Loom for 2012: Analysis of FY 2011 Health Care Budgets

Lawmakers cut Department of Community Health by $236.8 million and increased support for the Department of Behavioral Health …

Doctor-Exam (1) Budget and Taxes

Georgia is Depending on Congress to Avert a Medicaid Crisis

Georgia’s new budget assumes Recovery Act Medicaid funds will be extended past Dec. 31, when it is expires. …

Pill-Capsules (1) Budget and Taxes

House FY 2011 Health Care Budgets Highlights

The House of Reps’ FY 2011 budget cuts General Fund spending in the Department of Community Health (DCH) …

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