Georgia

Health Care for Low-Income People

Know Your Rights

  • Are You a Low Income Person or Family in Need of Medical Care? Do You Know about Medicaid? PDF

    It may be easier than you think to apply and qualify. Look inside for more information. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Learn about Medicaid Programs that Can Help You Pay for Medicare Premiums

    There are several kinds of Medicaid available that help people get health care. This video explains how Medicaid can help people pay for Medicare premiums. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Use medical bills you already owe to get "Spend Down" Medicaid

    There are several kinds of Medicaid. Medically Needy Spend-down Medicaid lets you use medical bills you owe to meet income requirements for Medicaid eligibility. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • You Can Keep Your Home and Receive Medicaid

    This video about Medicaid in Georgia was created for GeorgiaLegalAid.org by Kent Buis, a law student at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School. The video content is based on a community education brochure created by Georgia Legal Services Program, Inc. and prepared under the direction of Georgia Legal Services Program. This is legal information, not legal advice. If you have a legal problem, you should speak with a lawyer. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program, Inc.
  • How the Health Care Law is Making a Difference for the People of Georgia

    Because of the Affordable Care Act, the 80% of Georgians who have insurance have more choices and stronger coverage than ever before. And for the 20% of Georgians who don’t have insurance, or Georgia families and small businesses who buy their coverage but aren’t happy with it, a new day is just around the corner. Content Detail

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    HHS.gov
  • Are You Eligible for Any Government Benefits?

    Enter information into this website and it will give you a report on benefits you may be eligible to receive. Content Detail

    By:
    GovBenefits, A Partnership of Federal Agencies and Organizations
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    Spanish / Español
  • Basics of Medicaid

    Medicaid is a health care program funded by the federal and state governments to help people with low incomes pay their medical bills. Read More

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • Hospital Bills May Be Covered by the Indigent Care Trust Fund PDF

    This brochure explains what the Indigent Care Trust Fund (ICTF) is. It tells what hospitals that have the ITCF must do and cannot do. The brochure also tells you how you can apply for the ICTF and which hospitals in each county have the ICTF program. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español
  • What is Medicaid and Who Is it For?

    Medicaid is a jointly funded, Federal-State health insurance program for low-income and needy people. It covers children, the aged, blind, and/or disabled and other people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments. This web site provides basic information and answers to frequently asked questions about Medicaid. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
  • Choosing a Health Plan That Is Right for You

    This guide answers three important questions: What does it mean to choose a health plan? How do I make the right choice? What do I do if things go wrong? Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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    Chinese / 中文
  • Have You Lost Your Nursing Home Medically Needy Medicaid?

    The Nursing Home Medically Needy Medicaid Program is ending as of July 1, 2004. If you receive Medicaid coverage under this program and your income is higher than the state will allow under the regular nursing home Medicaid program you will lose your Medicaid coverage after June 30, 2004. However, there is a way you may be able to protect your Medicaid. You may be able to set up a Medicaid Irrevocable Qualified Income Trust. (This is sometimes called a "Miller Trust.") If you put some of your Social Security and/or pension check into this special trust each month, it will not count against you for Medicaid eligibility. If you do this, you should be able to continue to pay for your care as you do now and still get Medicaid. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • You Can Keep Your Own Home and Still Get Medicaid! doc

    That's right! You do not have to give away your home in order to be eligible for Medicaid. In fact, giving your home away could cause you to be disqualified from receiving Medicaid. Although you may keep your home for as long as you or your spouse are alive, the state may put a lien on your home so it can recover its costs from your estate unless certain exemptions apply. Content Detail

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Korean / 한국어
  • Do you have a Katie Beckett Medicaid Appeal pending? What to do...

    The medicaid agency is beginning to process Katie Beckett appeals that have been pending. Some appeals have been referred to private attorneys to represent the agency in the appeals. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Georgia's Katie Beckett Program for Children - What Can You Do If Your Child's Medicaid Coverage Is Being Terminated?

    Georgia children with severe disabilities (mental or physical) can qualify for Medicaid under the so-called Katie Beckett waiver. These children are in families with incomes too high to qualify for other Medicaid. This brochure explains the waiver and rights. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Medicaid and Other State Insurance Programs

    This presentation was developed as part of the Law and Government Education Project in the Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. In partnership with the Law School and the Center for Teaching and Learning at UGA and the Law School at Mercer University, the Institute develops resources on basic areas of Georgia and federal law. These resources are then distributed across the state in a variety of ways including the State Bar of Georgia?s Pro Bono Project website. We hope you will find this presentation to be useful and informative. Please be advised, however, that this presentation is designed to provide general information only and does not substitute for legal advice. At the conclusion of the presentation you will find a list of organizations which may be able to provide assistance to those who have legal issues relevant to the topic of this presentation. We encourage viewers to contact these organizations for help. Also, please consult the Pro Bono Project website for a list of other presentations available for viewing. Content Detail

    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
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    Spanish / Español