Children accounted for about two-thirds of the nearly 96,000 Georgians who lost their Medicaid coverage last month as part of the nationwide unwinding of a pandemic-era federal policy. And most of the children – 63,481 of them – had their
More Georgians who went through the Medicaid unwinding process last month lost their coverage than kept it, with nearly 100,000 people dropped from the public health insurance program in just one month, according to new state data released Wednesday. The
Before 2017, the national uninsured rate for children declined for nearly 10 years; however, the share of uninsured children suddenly increased that year (the most recent year available). In Georgia, the number of children without health insurance increased by 21,000.