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.
For Harold Weber, an Athens resident who worked in the health insurance industry for 30 years, the most important aspect of the Affordable Care Act is its approach. Weber watched the rise and fall of HMO plans in the 1990s and believes the ACA will finally succeed where others failed. That’s why he applied to be one of Georgia’s 100 ACA health care navigators.
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.
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.
A new report shows that more than 84 percent of Georgia’s small businesses will benefit from health tax credits this year. The tax credit program is a key element of the new health care reform law that will help small businesses with fewer than 25 workers pay for employee health insurance.