Wed., June 19, 2013 5:29pm
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce held a conference Wednesday to address upcoming changes to the healthcare industry because of the Affordable Care Act. The insurance mandate included in the law will go into effect on January 1, 2014. That leaves just six months for employers and individuals to research their insurance options.
Wed., May 22, 2013 11:00am
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has said the state can't afford to expand its already-strained Medicaid program to include 650,000 more residents, but his administration is studying ways other states are expanding their programs in case an alternative emerges.
Thu., April 4, 2013 5:28am
A new Families USA report says 800,000 Georgians can get a tax break when they buy a health insurance plan through new health care exchanges. The amount is determined by income and the cost of the premiums.
Tue., January 29, 2013 6:27pm
Up to 10,000 Georgia children could get health insurance this week thanks to a compromise crafted by Georgia lawmakers. Legislation passed last year gave Georgia parents and legal guardians the option of signing their children up for private insurance policies through January 31st of this year.
Fri., November 16, 2012 4:58pm
Governor Nathan Deal says he doesn’t need a deadline extension to tell the Obama Administration Georgia will not create a healthcare exchange. He made the announcement Friday after the government said states could take more time to decide.
Mon., October 29, 2012 8:00am
Experts say Georgia is running out of time to implement its own health insurance marketplace. States have until Nov. 16 to say whether they will build their own health insurance exchanges or leave it to the federal government under the new health care law.
Thu., August 30, 2012 6:53pm
Hospital officials and advocates for patients say Gov. Nathan Deal's decision to reject the expansion of Medicaid prescribed by the Affordable Care Act would leave thousands of the poorest Georgians uninsured.
Mon., July 9, 2012 7:28am
Georgia hospitals were hoping an expansion of the Medicaid program sought by President Barack Obama's administration would ease their costs for treating hundreds of thousands of uninsured patients annually.
Thu., June 28, 2012 6:37pm
The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is polarizing Democrats and Republicans in Georgia.
Thu., June 28, 2012 5:39pm
A narrowly divided Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s Affordable Care Act in an historic 5-4 decision.