Georgia Faces Tough Medicaid Cuts

Even before Obamacare kicks in, health system costs are unsustainable


State officials say proposed budget cuts to Georgia Medicaid and PeachCare would total $170 million in state funds through the next fiscal year.

And with the matching federal funds generated by that state spending, the reductions would have a more than $500 million impact on the two health insurance programs.

The cuts would come on top of a current shortfall in the two programs that the Department of Community Health's budget director estimates at about $300 million.