At Least It Is Happening This Year

It would be a bigger issue next year.

Whether or not Congress rides to the rescue of PeachCare, it seems almost certain that the Georgia health insurance program for low-income children will emerge from this year’s funding dustup leaner.

The top Republicans in the state House and the Senate are floating plans that would slash children from the PeachCare rolls, raise premiums and make dental and vision coverage a more expensive add-on. They argue even if the federal government moves to fill the current shortfall, PeachCare needs to scale back if it’s going to survive for the long haul.

5 comments

  1. Bull Moose says:

    I know I am going to be planting myself into the minority on this view, but it would seem that there could be better solutions found than cutting the roles of those covered.

    It is my opinion that yes, Peach Care should be brought in line with benefits available to GA employees.

    And yes, it may be worth while to have premiums based on income levels.

    But if all we do is cut people from being insured, it’s going to end up costing more money in the long run.

  2. Bull Moose says:

    Oh, and cut too much or charge too much or don’t explain your point clearly and this will become a major issue in which GA Democrats regain power in Georgia.

    It’s a delicate balance and it takes sincerity and honesty, not political rhetoric. After all, we’re talking about children and health insurance.

  3. HeartofGa says:

    Seems to me that no matter the year, if children’s access to healthcare is limited, it’s a Big Issue. The weight of the issue is relative to the children who are impacted, not the political fallout for those who are apparently about to oversee the cuts to this key program.

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