Wed., August 31, 2011 12:00pm
The department that funds Medicaid needs hundreds of millions of dollars to fill its budget this year and next. The shortfall is no surprise to budget writers.
Thu., July 28, 2011 3:14pm
Governor Nathan Deal says failure to reach an agreement on debt ceiling will cause serious problems for Georgia. Federal government funds nearly one third of state's budget. Medicaid would be hit hardest.
Mon., July 18, 2011 3:16pm
The debate over how to raise the federal debt ceiling could have big repercussions in Georgia. Political experts say, any deal to raise the limit likely would include big cuts to federal spending. Georgia relies on federal spending for everything from road construction to energy assistance.
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.
Tue., June 7, 2011 7:55am
Georgia is facing a lawsuit for failing to provide voter registration forms to residents seeking public assistance, like food stamps and Medicaid.
Fri., April 8, 2011 12:15pm
Some Georgia doctors are girding themselves for another reduction in the Medicaid reimbursement rate. Lawmakers proposed the cut as part of the 2012 budget. Doctors worry it may further drive down their numbers from rural areas.
Mon., March 28, 2011 4:03pm
State senatorson Monday presented their ideas for balancing next year’s state budget. It totals $18 billion and fills a second budget hole.
Wed., March 23, 2011 2:02pm
Georgia physicians are not giving up their fight to convince legislators to increase the state's cigarette tax.
Thu., March 10, 2011 11:37am
The $18.25 billion spending plan expected to be up for a full house vote Friday has some changes from Governor Nathan Deal’s proposal.
Thu., January 20, 2011 3:51pm
The state agency that administers Medicaid faces about a billion dollar hole with the loss of stimulus dollars. Georgia's Medicaid program will be supported by cuts to other state agencies, but some Medicaid services may be lost.