Georgia’s faulty oversight of private Medicaid management contractors has left the state’s Medicaid program vulnerable to overpaying for health care and to fraud, a state auditor’s report has found. Over seven years from 2013 to 2019, a total of $41
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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.
Grady Health System realized it couldn’t count on Medicaid expansion anytime soon, so it went looking for a different path. Read more.
Nearly one in five people in Georgia still lack health insurance while other southern states that expanded Medicaid saw dramatic improvement of uninsured rates, according to the director of health policy for the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute. Read more.
Bus drivers and other school employees who work less than 30 hours a week won’t be eligible to enroll in the state health insurance program under a state Department of Community Health proposal. Read more.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The national poverty rate jumped to 15.1 percent in 2010 from 12.5 percent in 2007, the pre-recession rate. In 2010, 46.2 million Americans lived in poverty, the largest number on record according to new Census Bureau data.
The new healthcare law (the Affordable Care Act) includes new tax credits to help small businesses provide health insurance for their employees. This fact sheet examines the new tax credits and how they could help nearly 120,000 small businesses in