Mon., January 14, 2013 5:47pm
A spokesman for Gov. Nathan Deal says the governor is proposing a plan that would allow lawmakers to avoid an explicit vote on whether to extend an expiring hospital industry tax that helps finance Georgia's health care system.
Mon., October 8, 2012 2:10pm
Columbus is considering opening a medical clinic for city employees in an effort to put a lid on rising healthcare costs. The city’s mayor says costs are rising nearly 10 percent a year
Thu., June 28, 2012 6:37pm
The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is polarizing Democrats and Republicans in Georgia.
Wed., June 27, 2012 2:07pm
The report identifies state-by-state growth rates of healthcare industry jobs by analyzing attributes such as the demand for occupations and education in healthcare.
Fri., June 22, 2012 4:00pm
Pennington says operational funding will depend on a combination of grants, a sliding scale fee schedule and increased Medicaid funding.
Wed., May 2, 2012 5:30am
Five community health centers in Georgia are getting $11 million from the federal government to improve care for the poor and uninsured.
Fri., October 7, 2011 8:47am
The chairman of a House study committee looking at Georgia's health benefit plan said the state might require employees to disclose dangerous activities like, skydiving and riding motorcycles. State Representative Carl Rogers, a Gainesville Republican, said Thursday that the panel is looking to bring down skyrocketing costs in the state health plan.
Wed., September 14, 2011 2:48pm
A nationwide hospital accrediting agency is singling out 13 Georgia hospitals for an elite distinction. The hospitals are among about four-hundred nationwide earning top marks from the Joint Commission. That's the non-profit agency that deems hospitals worthy of Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement.
Tue., August 16, 2011 5:02pm
The state is moving forward to satisfy part of the national healthcare reform act. A panel voted to begin creating an online exchange Tuesday. The exchange is an online resource that would help people without health insurance get a good deal on coverage.
Wed., June 22, 2011 12:56pm
More working Georgians are going without health insurance from their employers—either turning it down or not having coverage offered. It's a nationwide trend, but a sharper decline here. Nearly 70 percent of Georgians were covered under employer health plans in 1999 and 2000. But a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows that by the end of 2009, that number had fallen-off by 10 percent.