As the Baby Boomers get older, advocates for the homeless say they’re seeing more elderly people living in shelters or outdoors. But many lack the resources or ability to get consistent medical care at a time when they may need it most. A new program in Savannah is bringing basic medical care to residents of the city's tent camps.
Georgia could be missing out on $35 billion in federal money over the next 10 years, according to the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. The group held a forum Thursday to discuss why the state could benefit from expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Georgia’s federally-run online health exchange is scheduled to open at 12:01 Tuesday morning, but the state’s 2 million uninsured might need to wait for enrollment assistance. According to Gary Allen, a media relations representative for Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, only four “healthcare navigators” have been licensed in the state.