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Those on Medicaid may see changes after recent legislation

Anyone who is covered by Medicaid knows that this is as important of a government-run program as any other in existence. People who have limited assets and financial means are provided all-important healthcare by this program. And now, according to a recent report, those who are on Medicaid may be receiving even more benefits due to a change in legislation.

According to the report, bipartisan legislation that was recently passed by Congress is focused on providing more treatment options for those who are on Medicaid and who have substance abuse issues. Now, with the legislation expected to be signed into law by President Trump, those on Medicaid will be able to seek treatment at facilities that specifically focus on the treatment of substance abuse disorders. It abolishes a previous restriction on Medicaid law, and will be in effect for a four-year period of time, from 2019 to 2023.

Most of our readers probably know that substance abuse issues, particularly opioid-based addiction, is a huge problem in America right now. Many public officials have been seeking ways to help those who are battling with addiction issues. Now, with this expected change to Medicaid, there is another option.

Georgia residents who are exploring the possibility of attempting to enroll in Medicaid coverage will need to know how to navigate the complexity of the application process. There may be terms and phases of the process that many people are not immediately familiar with. Getting the right help and information about Medicaid can help with the application and enrollment process.

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