Rep. Johnson Leads GA Delegation Letter on Georgia Cutting Off Medicaid to Thousands

July 3, 2019
Press Release

Johnson, House colleagues seeks answers after Georgia Department of Community Health temporarily cut off Medicaid benefits to thousands of elderly and disabled Georgians

DECATUR, GA – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, is seeking answers from Georgia officials after Georgia Department of Community Health temporarily cut off Medicaid benefits recently to thousands of elderly and disabled Georgians.

Rep. Johnson was joined by Reps. Lucy McBath, Sanford Bishop and David Scott in writing this week to Gov. Brian Kemp and Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Community Health Frank Berry.

From the letter: Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) almost purged 30,000 vulnerable Georgians from the state Medicaid-Medicare program due to a “glitch” in the department’s computer system. This was an egregious error and if not corrected, will threaten the healthcare for thousands of Georgians, many of whom are seniors, disabled, and face extremely high healthcare costs. Given the severity of the issue, we request that the Georgia DCH and Department of Family and Child Services (DFCS) provide answers to the questions below and share how this purge can be avoided in the future. 

To read the letter, click HERE.

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