Where does Georgia rank on some key health measures?
Georgia’s child well-being ranking has climbed one spot, to 38th among the states, in an annual national report on kids. The KIDS COUNT Data Book for 2019, released Monday, measures children on education, economic well-being, health, and family and community. Georgia has come a long way from a ranking... Read more
State officials promoting addiction recovery in new ad campaign
Nine years ago, TaTa-Nisha Frazier wanted to get her three children back after losing custody. She faced a formidable obstacle: her addiction to alcohol and drugs.   Frazier went into treatment in DeKalb County. Now, at 47, after what she calls a “tumultuous journey,’’ Frazier has a story that... Read more
State picks Deloitte to craft waiver plan on health coverage
The state said Monday that it has picked Deloitte Consulting as the winner of an almost $2 million consulting contract to develop health care ‘’waivers’’ for Georgia’s Medicaid program and the private insurance market. Deloitte won over five other firms contacted by state officials to solicit proposals. Its bid... Read more
Children’s enrollment in Georgia Medicaid and PeachCare shows drop
Georgia’s Medicaid and PeachCare programs covered 20,000 fewer children at the end of 2018 than the year before, a new report says. That 1.6 percent drop is less than an overall 2.2 percent decline in enrollment nationally, according to the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The report,... Read more
Medicaid expansion can save lives of infants and moms, study says
A new study says Medicaid expansion has helped reduce states’ numbers of uninsured women of childbearing age – and cut their infant and maternal mortality rates. States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw a 50 percent greater reduction in infant mortality than non-expansion states, according to the... Read more

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