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Definitions of Medicaid in Georgia
Medicaid in Georgia*
"Medicaid is a medical assistance program that helps many people who can't afford medical care pay for some or all of their medical bills...
If you can't afford to pay for medical care right now, Medicaid may be able to help you get the care that you need to get healthy - and stay healthy...
After you have received your medical care, the Medicaid program will pay the doctor, clinic or other provider for your care for all your Medicaid covered services..."
*source: Georgia Department of Community Health , Atlanta, GA 30303
Children's Medicaid in Georgia
See the section on this page Health Programs for Children: CHIP: Georgia
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Medicaid in Georgia: How It Works; An Introduction to Georgia Medicaid; What is Georgia Medicaid?
Georgia Medicaid Eligibility, How to get Medicaid in Georgia, Requirements
Georgia Medicaid Citizenship Requirements
Applying for Georgia Medicaid
Georgia Medicaid Offices
Georgia Medicaid Health Plans, HMO, Georgia Managed Care
Children's Medicaid: Health Programs for Children: Georgia CHIP:
What is Medicaid for children in Georgia?
Children's Medicaid in Georgia; Children's Health Care: PeachCare for Kids™
Georgia Medicaid provides health care coverage for children who meet the requirements based on income, residence, and other criteria. Pregnant women and their infants under one year of age may be covered under a program called Right from the Start Medicaid. Children (and others) whose family income exceeds the established income limit may be eligible under the Medically Needy program.
There is an additional program:
"In 1997, Congress created Title XXI of the Social Security Act to provide health care for the growing number of uninsured children in the United States. This legislation provided states with the opportunity to create programs to increase access to affordable health insurance. In Georgia, this program is PeachCare for Kids...
PeachCare for Kids began covering children in 1999, providing 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 percent of the Federal poverty level.
PeachCare for Kids health benefits include: care from a doctor when your child is sick; preventive services such as immunizations and regular check-ups; specialist care; dental care; vision care, including vision screenings and eyeglasses; hospitalization; emergency room services; prescription medications; and mental health care. Each child in the program has a Georgia Better Health Care primary care provider who coordinates the child's care."
*source: GovBenefits.gov - Your Benefits Connection
What is CHIP?
Originally created in 1997, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a state and federal partnership that provides low-cost health insurance coverage for children in families who earn too much income to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford to purchase private health insurance coverage. States have considerable flexibility to establish income eligibility rules for CHIP, but children enrolling in the program must be otherwise uninsured."
source: InsureKidsNow.gov - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
, Washington, DC
Georgia Medicaid Benefits and Coverage: Medicaid Services
Medicaid Prescription Drugs; Preferred Drug List
Georgia Medicaid Dental Services; Dentist
Georgia Medicaid and Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Home Health Care
Georgia Medicare / Medicaid Dual Eligibles - Medicare Savings Program
Georgia Medicaid Waiver Programs
Medicaid Community Waivers in Georgia
"A Medicaid Waiver is money that can pay for services for people with developmental disabilities. These services can take place in the person’s home or in the community. Both children and adults can be su.ported by Medicaid Waiver services.