Medicaid impacts Children’s more than any other hospital in Georgia. More than 397,663 patient episodes of care at Children’s in 2012 were covered by Medicaid or PeachCare. This represents about 55 percent of total patients.
Doctors and staff at Children’s treat about four out of every 10 pediatric Medicaid cases in Georgia, making Children’s the largest Medicaid provider in the state.
Medicaid funding affects everyone, including those not on Medicaid.
Without Medicaid dollars, Children’s would have to reduce the scale of its current services. Additionally, we would be forced to decrease the amount of research that has led to groundbreaking technologies and treatment plans.