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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Georgia Watch releases report on nonprofit hospital compliance with new rules

ATLANTA, GA, May 14, 2015 – Today, the Health Access Program at Georgia Watch released a report on Georgia nonprofit hospital compliance with new federal regulations that mandate thoughtful community benefit planning and increased transparency. Nonprofit hospitals classified by the …

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Georgia Watch submits public comment on Emory WellStar merger

Georgia Watch’s Health Access Program submitted comments yesterday to both Emory Healthcare and WellStar Health System expressing deep concern about the potential Emory Healthcare and WellStar Health System merger.  You can see the Press Release here.  “Nationwide, hospital consolidation is leading to higher prices …

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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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