Georgia representative fights to keep children on Medicaid, PeachCare

Georgia Rep. Matthew Wilson, D-Brookhaven, has proposed legislation that would help Georgia families keep their coverage under Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids.

Concerned that as lots of as 260,000 little ones in Georgia could lose well being coverage when the point out reconsiders their enrollment, a Ga legislator has filed legislation that would call for those families be screened to see if there are other choices.

Georgia Rep. Matthew Wilson, D-Brookhaven, filed legislation earlier this thirty day period to try out to preserve coverage for children via Medicaid and PeachCare for Children. The lawsH.B. 1273, would build the Medicaid Continuity of Protection Plan that would make it possible for people to remain on their protection for 12 months soon after it is determined they are no extended suitable as a way of aiding them changeover to other coverage. That yr of transition was a current extension from six months by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid who regarded that there could be a substantial disruption to coverage if hundreds of thousands all of a sudden drop eligibility.