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Georgia PeachCare for Kids. Presentation to Academy Health February 13, 2007. Commissioner, Rhonda Medows, MD. PeachCare for Kids Overview. Separate Program from Medicaid Cover children up to 235% FPL ($47,000 for a family of 4)

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georgia peachcare for kids

Georgia PeachCare for Kids

Presentation to

Academy Health

February 13, 2007

Commissioner, Rhonda Medows, MD

peachcare for kids overview
PeachCare for Kids Overview
  • Separate Program from Medicaid
  • Cover children up to 235% FPL ($47,000 for a family of 4)
  • Monthly premiums range from $10 to $35 per child and no more than $70 per family
  • Families may apply by mail or online
covering uninsured children in georgia
Covering Uninsured Children in Georgia
  • Georgia’s SCHIP program is the fourth largest in the country behind larger states of CA, NY, and TX.
  • Enrollment – 273,175
  • 19% increase in average monthly enrollment since FY 2005
federal allotment problems
Federal Allotment Problems

Three major weaknesses in the SCHIP allotment

Formula:

  • The Uninsured Count
  • No Effort of “Maintenance
  • Inconsistent Distribution of “left over” funds
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