Medicaid provides health coverage to nearly 9 million non-elderly individuals with disabilities. It offers prescription drug coverage and standard medical benefits like physician and hospital care; home- and community-based services that allow people with MS to remain independent and avoid premature admission to costlier institutional facilities; and other forms of long-term services and support.
Medicaid in Georgia
Total enrollment: nearly 1.9 million
Percentage enrollees disabled: 15%
Number enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid: 271,380
The Affordable Care Act sought to simplify Medicaid eligibility and provide coverage to all persons with income below 133%/138% of the federal poverty level. The U.S. Supreme Court decision rendered the Medicaid expansion a state option.
Read more about Medicaid Expansion here.