The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Federal Trade Commission Tuesday in the fight over a hospital purchase in southwest Georgia. The court ruled unanimously that it violates antitrust laws for the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County to own both Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and Palmyra Medical Center. The authority bought Palmyra in December 2011.
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.
Democratic leaders say Georgia's Republican governor should fully implement President Barack Obama's health care overhaul now that the U.S. Supreme Court says its key parts are legal. Democratic state Sen. Vincent Fort said Thursday that Republicans leaders need to be "responsible." He cited as precedent that former Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue accepted federal stimulus money from the Obama administration despite having political misgivings.
Georgia's Republican lawmakers reacted with disappointment Thursday to the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling upholding the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Georgia was one of 28 states to challenge the constitutionality of the law.
The U.S. Supreme Court will not intervene in a tri-state water dispute between Alabama, Georgia and Florida that has threatened the metro Atlanta area's water supply. The decision Monday by the top court means that a ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta still stands. That appeals court ruling was a significant victory for Atlanta and area communities since a lower judge had earlier threatened to severely restrict the region's access to its main water source.
Georgia's Supreme Court has ruled against the family of a woman killed in a two-thousand-seven alligator attack. Eighty-three year-old Gwenyth Williams bled to death after an alligator bit her in a private island community near Savannah. Her family blamed the community, The Landings, for not doing a better job removing alligators.
A landmark Supreme Court decision regarding the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care plan could be handed down any day now. Attorney General Sam Olens met with healthcare policy advisors to discuss the impact on Georgia.
The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that former Gov. Sonny Perdue did not have the authority to remove members of the Warren County school board two years ago. The state's highest court ruled Monday that Clara Roberts, Cecil Brown and Charles Culver should not have been ousted.