Georgia’s 2024 Health Budget The Departments of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Community Health and Public Health are the primary agencies focused on the state’s health care and public health systems. Georgia plans to provide $6.7 billion in state funds
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Updated February 22, 2023: In the October 2020 Pathways to Coverage approval letter, it was estimated that the program would cover about 31,000 Georgians in the first year and 64,000 Georgians at full enrollment. In December 2022, the
Updated January 10, 2023: In August 2022, a federal judge in Georgia cleared the way for the Pathways Coverage program to proceed. The federal government opted not to make an appeal during the 60-day window, and in October
State lawmakers introduced several bills this year aiming to improve access to health care in rural Georgia. Six rural Georgia hospitals closed since 2013 and the state’s high rate of uninsured means many people in rural communities lack health coverage.
Gov. Nathan Deal delivered his final state of the state remarks yesterday without addressing Georgia’s growing rural health care crisis. Six rural hospitals have shuttered since 2013 across the state, leaving holes in local economies, and more than half of Georgia’s remaining