Georgia Medicaid Book, Chapter 1 – Overview of Medicaid

(Last updated 9/6/2022)

Medicaid is a means-tested wellfare program that pays for health related services to applicants meeting eligibility criteria. It provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements. The program is funded jointly by states and the federal government. Medicaid does not help everyone who needs assistance. Applicants must qualify under a class of assistance.

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