Jonathan Gruber views health care reform from a unique vantage point. Gruber, an MIT economics professor, was a principal architect of the Massachusetts reform law. And he was a key adviser to the Obama administration in its crafting of the Affordable Care Act.
The financial arithmetic from the Affordable Care Act could inadvertently undermine the safety net in Georgia, the CEO of Grady Health System said Tuesday. Grady’s chief executive, John Haupert, pointed to the health reform law’s removal of federal funding that hospitals receive for treating a large share of low-income patients.
Tea party and other conservative activists are pressuring Georgia's two Republican senators to join the effort to deny money for implementing President Barack Obama's health care law. A few dozen people, including leaders of multiple national organizations, gathered at the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday.
Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says some insurance companies have filed plans to increase insurance rates in Georgia by nearly 200 percent for certain people under the Affordable Care Act. Hudgens says he sent a letter to Kathleen Sebelius Tuesday asking for an emergency 30-day delay of submission of his rate review so the department and federal officials can analyze the projected increases.
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.
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.
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.
When millions of uninsured Georgians join the health insurance rolls under federal health care reform in four years, many of them are going to need a doctor. Getting more doctors through medical school was the focus of a meeting in Savannah between U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss and officials from the Savannah campus of Mercer University.