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Georgian's eligibility for Medicaid is being reassessed

The complex process of reassessing Georgians’ eligibility for Medicaid has started.

COVID-era Medicaid regulations prevented anyone enrolled in Medicaid from being disenrolled during the public health emergency.

But those pandemic-era regulations ended at the start of this month, and Georgia will now have to determine which Medicaid members remain eligible for coverage.

With the redetermination process expected to take more than a year, the fiscal 2023 mid-year budget includes funding to hire 450 case managers to manage the process at Georgia Department of Human Services.

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.