“Hundreds of thousands could lose insurance in Georgia under GOP plan”

By Misty Williams – The Atlanta Journal-Consitution Published online: March 15, 2017, In print: March 16, 2017 An estimated 750,000 Georgians — many of them poor and older — could lose their health insurance under the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan, a new analysis shows. …

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“Louisiana rolls out Medicaid expansion; can it be a model for Georgia?”

By Tom Crawford On June 1, Louisiana became the first southern state bordering the Gulf of Mexico to launch a Medicaid expansion program funded through the Affordable Care Act. That happened because of the upset victory last fall of Democrat …

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“The hospital combination game: 2 examples in Georgia”

Published in Georgia Health News, April 3, 2016 Written by: Andy Miller The two deals are very different in size and other details, but the Georgia hospital combinations announced last week reflect the fast pace of such partnerships between sometimes …

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“Ga. uninsured rate improves, but still ranks among the highest”

By TOM CRAWFORD | Published: SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 The percentage of Georgians without health insurance declined in 2014, as it did in most other states, an improvement that was attributed to a stronger economy and the availability of coverage through the Affordable Care Act …

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“WellStar Health System seeks to buy five metro Atlanta hospitals”

By Andy Miller, as published Thursday, July 23rd in the Atlanta Journal Constitution One of Atlanta’s biggest health systems is aiming to expand its reach across the metro area by buying up five hospitals — a move that could set …

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Georgia Watch applauds U.S. Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell

ATLANTA, GA June 25, 2015 – Today, the United States Supreme Court made an important decision that preserves health insurance coverage for the more than 400,000 Georgians who receive tax credits. “Georgia Watch is breathing a sigh of relief because …

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Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee issues final report but overlooks Medicaid expansion

On February 23, 2015, the Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee (RHSC), formed by Governor Deal, issued a final report outlining its suggested solutions for Georgia’s struggling rural hospitals.  While we support the Committee’s recommendations, we joined fellow advocacy organizations in expressing …

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