Thousands of DeKalb County Residents at Risk of Losing Medicaid Coverage

October 27, 2023
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The Gist: DeKalb County is hosting a Medicaid re-enrollment event for residents who may lose their health insurance coverage due to disenrollment.

The Details: The free event will be held on November 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Exchange Park in Decatur.

Why It Matters: Over 320,000 Georgia residents have been disenrolled from Medicaid coverage, leaving many vulnerable without access to necessary medical care. The event serves as a proactive measure in ensuring that DeKalb County residents do not fall through the cracks.

What’s Happening: Since January 2023, the State of Georgia has been conducting a redetermination process to check Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids members’ cases for eligibility. This has led to widespread disenrollment of many who rely on these programs for healthcare coverage.

🔍 Between the Lines: The disenrollment issue highlights potential gaps in communication and outreach efforts by both the State and local governments regarding critical healthcare benefits and eligibility requirements.

🏃 Catch Up Quick: Individuals wishing to re-enroll during the event should preregister at www.dekalbcountyga.gov/medicaid by October 28th. Residents who do not preregister but attend the event can still be assisted with re-enrollment on-site.


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