An expected end to the federal COVID-19 public health emergency next year means low-income Georgians should prepare for Medicaid evaluations, says the Georgia Department of Public Health
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.
Declaring a public health emergency can free up resources to help the administration respond to the monkeypox outbreak. So far more than 6,000 people in the U.S. have been infected.
The WHO and the Biden administration extended the public health emergency for COVID-19, saying the virus is still considered a serious health threat.
The declaration is the first in Georgia history and comes after the largest increase of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a 24-hour period to date. Cases...