Georgia House panel passes Kemp’s health insurance ‘waiver’ bill

By Ariel Hart – Atlanta Journal-Constitution Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposal to devise health care “waiver” programs that might ease insurance for some poor and middle-class Georgians passed a special House committee on Wednesday. The measure, Senate Bill 106, has already passed the state …

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Medicaid expansion and the fate of Obamacare are at the heart of the heated Georgia gubernatorial race

By Emma Newburger – CNBC A national battle over whether to extend public health insurance to low-income adults is at the center of a tightly contested gubernatorial race in Georgia, where hospitals and drug stores are closing across the Republican-controlled …

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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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“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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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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