Medicaid is a public insurance option that until the Affordable Care Act covered five main groups of people: pregnant women, low-income families, disabled individuals, people who need long term care, and children. The program is jointly funded by states and the federal government. In Georgia, the federal government provides about $6.80 for every dollar the state spends on Medicaid. Currently, there is no cap on the amount of money the federal government will match.
The ACA extended coverage to non disabled low-income individuals. The federal government provides about $8.00 for every dollar a state spends on covering these newly eligible individuals. Like core Medicaid, there is no cap on the amount of money the federal government will match.