Thu., June 28, 2012 10:26am
The decision appears to be a victory for the Obama administration over critics who said the health care overhaul was unconstitutional.
Wed., June 20, 2012 7:09pm
Seven community health care centers in Georgia are splitting a total of $4.2 million in federal grant money. That will allow them to serve 40,000 additional patients. The centers serve uninsured and underinsured people across the state.
Mon., March 26, 2012 5:23pm
Dozens of Georgia medical professionals rallied at the State Capitol Monday to ask lawmakers to withdraw the state's lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act.
Mon., March 26, 2012 3:00am
Georgia women are paying more for health insurance premiums than men. It's a legal practice called gender rating. A new report from the National Women's Law Center says, the disparities mean US women are paying $1 billion more than men each year. In Georgia, the difference in one plan means, a 40-year-old woman pays $650 more for health insurance every year based only on gender.
Fri., January 13, 2012 5:05pm
Georgia Democrats say they will propose a bill creating a healthcare exchange if Republican lawmakers don’t. They also say they’ve filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting Pres. Obama’s healthcare reform law.
Fri., October 7, 2011 5:09pm
The US Health and Human Services Department will take another 30 days to decide whether Georgia can phase in a key provision of health care reform more slowly. Georgia officials wants Georgia exempt from a part of the law until 2014. The provision requires insurance firms to spend no more than 20% of individual premiums on administration and certain other costs.
Fri., August 12, 2011 7:09pm
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled against a portion of the Affordable Care Act. By a 2 to 1 ruling, judges struck down the mandate that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties. The judges ruled the mandate exceeded the government’s power to control interstate commerce.
Fri., July 8, 2011 12:00am
Eighty percent of what people pay for health insurance is required to go towards medical care. That’s a new mandate under the Affordable Care Act Congress passed last year. But that’s not the case for most Georgians with individual plans, because the state has asked for a waiver.
Wed., June 8, 2011 5:36pm
Federal judges heard arguments challenging the federal healthcare overhaul law in an Atlanta courtroom Wednesday. Georgia is among 25 other states in the lawsuit. Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens says the law violates civil liberties because it would make people purchase health insurance.
Tue., May 31, 2011 5:22pm
A federal health insurance program for people with pre-existing conditions is changing to get more people to sign on. The Affordable Care Act program is lowering its rates in Georgia.