Fri., December 14, 2012 5:56pm
While the White House and Congressional Republicans continue to work on a deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff," union organizers are turning up the pressure on Georgia Republicans to ease up on demands for spending cuts. Specifically, workers led by the AFLCIO planned a protest Friday against Medicare and Medicaid cuts in front of Savannah Republican Jack Kingston's office in Savannah.
Wed., November 7, 2012 7:40pm
A day after President Barack Obama's re-election, Gov. Nathan Deal is suggesting he will not implement a Georgia health insurance exchange as part of the 2010 federal health care overhaul that ranks as Obama's signature legislative achievement. Deal told the Associated Press on Wednesday that he wouldn't disclose his decision until notifying federal authorities.
Mon., October 29, 2012 6:49pm
While the number of uninsured children nationwide is at a historic low, Georgia continues to rank 48th in the country when it comes to making sure children are covered by health insurance. Georgia’s numbers are dropping, just not as fast as those of larger states.
Wed., September 19, 2012 2:30pm
Georgia ranks 44th in the nation when it comes to the percentage of residents with health insurance. More than a quarter of all Georgians between the ages of 18 and 64 are left uninsured .
Tue., August 28, 2012 6:43pm
Gov. Nathan Deal says he has no intention of expanding Medicaid under President Barack Obama's 2010 health care overhaul.
Fri., July 13, 2012 12:53pm
Following Gov. Nathan Deal's lead, Georgia's community health commissioner says the agency is holding off on a wholesale overhaul of the state's Medicaid program because of uncertainty at the federal level.
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.
Fri., June 15, 2012 9:15am
Georgia's massive Medicaid program is facing a shortfall of more than $300 million in the coming fiscal year.
Tue., September 13, 2011 3:04pm
People who receive government-subsidized health care could deal with higher co-payments this fall. It's an effort to save the state millions of dollars. The proposal would raise co-payments for Medicaid and for the first time require co-payments for Peachcare services.
Wed., August 31, 2011 12:00pm
The department that funds Medicaid needs hundreds of millions of dollars to fill its budget this year and next. The shortfall is no surprise to budget writers.