Tue., November 27, 2012 11:00am
A new study projects that expanding Georgia's Medicaid health care program would cost the state about $2.5 billion over a decade while providing half a million uninsured Georgians with coverage. The nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that more than $33 billion in new federal money would flow into Georgia over a 10-year period.
Fri., June 15, 2012 9:15am
Georgia's massive Medicaid program is facing a shortfall of more than $300 million in the coming fiscal year.
Wed., June 29, 2011 4:48pm
Medicaid spending is one of the areas targeted in negotiations over reducing the federal budget deficit. Health care advocacy group Families USA says a 5 percent reduction in Medicaid funding could put $670 million in economic activity and 5,800 jobs at risk in Georgia. Georgia will spend nearly $7.5 million in federal and state money on Medicaid this fiscal year to serve roughly 1.5 million Georgians.
Wed., December 29, 2010 3:26pm
A bill that’s already been filed would establish oversight on how much medicine foster children are prescribed.
Tue., December 28, 2010 3:51pm
Georgia won't be one of the fifteen states to get a federal bonus for enrolling more kids in Medicaid and Peachcare. Public health advocates say the state could do a better job getting eligible kids publicly funded health insurance.