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Right From the Start: Medicaid for Pregnant Women-Georgia

2 Peachtree St., NW
Atlanta, GA - 30303
1-(404) 656-450

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Program Elegibility

Pregnant women may qualify if their monthly income does not exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty level limit. A pregnant woman is counted as two people in the calculation of family size. Her husband is also counted, although husbands do not receive RSM coverage. In addition, a woman meeting the income standards, may become eligible within 60 days after giving birth, even if she did not apply during pregnancy or delivery. Infants born to women receiving Medicaid on the day the child is born receive Medicaid until they reach their first birthday.


Right from the Start Medicaid (RSM) for pregnant women pays for medical care for pregnant women, including labor and delivery, for up to 60 days after they give birth. Pregnant women who qualify are entitled to the full-range coverage of Medicaid services. Services covered include doctor visits, prescription drugs, and inpatient and outpatient hospital services. Right from the Start Medicaid (RSM) for children pays for medical care for children age 0 up to 19. These children may qualify at various income levels depending on age, family size and income. Children who qualify are entitled to the full-range of Medicaid covered services. These include doctor visits, health checkups, immunizations, dental and vision care, and prescription drugs.