Qualifying for Medicaid, PeachCare

Government health insurance programs Medicaid and PeachCare cover 1.4 million Georgians. But thousands more who qualify for this insurance haven’t signed up for it, including a large number of uninsured children.

Medicaid, jointly financed by the federal and state governments, covers the poor and the disabled. It is based on income and family size. Most Medicaid beneficiaries are children, though it also covers many residents of nursing homes. Here are the eligibility criteria for Medicaid, and where you can get an application form to see whether you or someone else qualifies.

Here are some guidelines to whether you or a child are eligible for Medicaid in Georgia.

Here’s information on where to apply.

PeachCare is a program for children of parents with low-to-middle incomes. Eligibility is also based on income and family size.  PeachCare for Kids provides comprehensive health care to children through the age of 18 who do not qualify for Medicaid and live in households with incomes at or below 235% of the federal poverty level. This means a family of three can earn $43,029 a year and a family of four can earn $51,818 a year. Here’s information about whether your child or children qualify.