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Georgia delays Medicaid change on long-term care
A Georgia health agency Thursday delayed approval of a change in the Medicaid eligibility system for people in long-term care whose incomes are above the government program's thresholds. The Department of Community Health's board had been set to approve a switch for some lower-income Georgians — who now use "Qualified Income Trusts" to qualify for Medicaid — to a "medically needy" eligibility program. These people make too much money to qualify for regular Medicaid, but not enough money to pay for their health-care needs.
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