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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:47 AM

17,000 Georgians cut off from Medicaid face messy bureaucracy

State officials have advised 17,000 Medicaid patients that it dropped from its rolls recently to reapply. But theyre not making it easy.

Callers told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution they reach recordings, not people. They follow phone prompts to get in queues to wait to be served, but queues may be full and they get cut off. Or theyre told to record their names so they can be called back; often, no one calls back.

Its not easy to get anything done over the phone; its not much easier to do anything in person, said Hilary Leland, an attorney with the nonprofit group Atlanta Legal Aid.

Ive been working here for 10 years, Leland said. Ive never had a client say, I was able to resolve something on the phone.

Read more: https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/000-georgians-cut-off-from-medicaid-face-messy-bureaucracy/la0pcJA3lBBq5oDAQntMSJ/

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