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Report: Modernizing Medicaid & PeachCare

Ensuring that Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids are structured to best meet the needs of Georgia’s children requires the deliberate engagement of the advocacy community, particularly since these programs are frequently targeted for budget cuts.

With this in mind, Voices for Georgia’s Children and Georgians for a Healthy Future (GHF) commissioned a study to focus on opportunities for improving insurance coverage and healthcare services for Georgia’s children. The report, Modernizing Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids: Promising Program Design Options for Georgia’s Children, shows us that Georgia can greatly increase the number of children covered and keep them covered all while trimming administrative costs and improving quality outcomes.

As we look ahead to potential policy changes for Medicaid and PeachCare, our goal is to ensure that any changes rely upon best practices in coverage, access and quality to ensure all of Georgia’s children get the healthcare services they need. The following recommendations address ways to increase access, coverage and quality:

  1. Simplify Eligibility
  2. Improve Access to Specialty Care
  3. Ensure Access to Coordinated Care
  4. Strengthen Accountability
  5. Use All Available Resources

To learn more, visit the report’s microsite on GHF’s website.

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