Georgia is one of six states identified as having the greatest number of risk factors for children losing coverage when federal protections are lifted — which may happen as soon as January.
In the pandemic, the government allowed millions of children to stay on Medicaid — no need to have an adult re-enroll them every year. But that may end soon, and many kids could lose their coverage.
Patients left behind by the closure of Wellstar’s Atlanta Medical Center, many of them uninsured or underinsured, will need to go somewhere else for care. Nearby healthcare facilities aren’t ready for them.
The Stacey Abrams campaign makes its way through Southwest Georgia emphasizing Medicaid expansion, education and workforce development.
Sharp disagreement over whether to expand Medicaid in Georgia — a state with one of the highest uninsured rates in the country — was one of the defining issues in the governor’s race in 2018. Four years later, the debate over whether the state should expand the public insurance program is still sizzling.
Georgia is one of a dozen states with no plans to expand Medicaid. Gov. Brian Kemp will instead implement his own plan estimated to cover around 50,000 people, which opponents say is far fewer than would be covered under Medicaid.
Monday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp's Medicaid expansion with a work requirement has been approved by a federal judge. Sen. Lindsey Graham's order to appear in Fulton County has been temporarily blocked. And a judge refused to stay a ban on distributing food and water at polling places.
A federal judge has rejected the Biden administration’s rationale for blocking Gov. Brian Kemp’s plan for partial Medicaid expansion, allowing the program to be implemented.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Less than 48 hours before his scheduled testimony, Rudy Giuliani was informed that he's a target of the Fulton County special grand jury. Meanwhile, state GOP legislators look to expand Medicaid, a frequent state Democrat talking point.
Federal officials now say states can no longer charge premiums to low-income residents enrolled in Medicaid and have ruled out work requirements.
Expanding Medicaid would give coverage to thousands of uninsured HIV patients in Georgia and provide millions of dollars of additional services for people infected with the virus, a recently released study says.
In his State of the State speech Thursday, the governor made no mention of Georgia’s federal Medicaid waiver proposal, which the feds recently approved in general while rejecting its work requirement.
A top federal official in charge of negotiating with Gov. Brian Kemp on Georgia’s high-stakes health care proposals visited Atlanta on Tuesday to talk about maternal health and other topics.
Georgia’s two Democratic U.S. senators celebrated a small victory after President Joe Biden unveiled a $1.75 trillion spending bill that includes a key provision the Peach state lawmakers lobbied for.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra visited Georgia on Monday amid a battle between state officials and federal Democrats over expanding Medicaid.