Posted by Timothy Sweeney Georgians who depend on two key programs for health coverage are threatened by funding cuts, and policymakers need to prevent that from happening. Medicaid and PeachCare help more Georgians than ever receive much needed health care,
Despite enrollment growth to Georgia’s Medicaid and PeachCare programs and the increased cost of health care in recent years, Georgia appropriated fewer General Fund dollars to programs in FY 2013 than the enacted FY 2009 budget, which preceded the recession.
Georgia’s Medicaid program is a significant payer of healthcare services for some of Georgia’s most vulnerable residents. This fact sheet provides an overview about who is served by the Medicaid program, how costs vary by population, and the income-eligibility criteria
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