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.
New study by the Kaiser Family Foundation says states are taking different steps to cope with loss of Medicaid funds. Stimulus money helped fund shortfalls in 2009 and 2010. Georgia received $1.4 billion in last two years.
Premiums for employer-sponsored healthcare coverage rose 9 percent for families this year. That’s according to an annual survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation. More employees are opting for high-deductible plans and experts say that’s worrying.