Feds: Georgia Medicaid Expansion would Help Thousands of Mental Health, Drug Patients

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Expanding the state’s Medicaid program could bring tens of thousands of low-income Georgia into treatment for mental health and substance use problems, federal officials said Monday.

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report said 159,000 uninsured Georgians with mental illness or a substance use disorder had incomes that would qualify them for expanded Medicaid coverage in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act.

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