Wed., June 19, 2013 5:29pm
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce held a conference Wednesday to address upcoming changes to the healthcare industry because of the Affordable Care Act. The insurance mandate included in the law will go into effect on January 1, 2014. That leaves just six months for employers and individuals to research their insurance options.
Wed., May 22, 2013 11:00am
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.
Thu., April 4, 2013 5:28am
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.
Thu., February 21, 2013 5:28pm
Florida’s Governor has changed his mind about Medicaid expansion, which is part of the federal healthcare reform law, known as Obamacare. Governor Nathan Deal said Thursday he intends to stand firm on his decision not to expand Medicaid.
Wed., January 16, 2013 9:52pm
If Governor Nathan Deal’s Eggs and Issues speech Wednesday is any indication much of his State of the State address Thursday will be a mix of good and bad news. Issue one is paying for Medicaid in the Peach State. During his Wednesday address to more than 2,000 members of Georgia's business and legislative community at the Georgia World Congress Center, Governor Deal rolled out cuts to the budget of the Department of Community Health.
Fri., November 16, 2012 4:58pm
Governor Nathan Deal says he doesn’t need a deadline extension to tell the Obama Administration Georgia will not create a healthcare exchange. He made the announcement Friday after the government said states could take more time to decide.
Mon., October 29, 2012 8:00am
Experts say Georgia is running out of time to implement its own health insurance marketplace. States have until Nov. 16 to say whether they will build their own health insurance exchanges or leave it to the federal government under the new health care law.
Fri., January 13, 2012 5:05pm
Georgia Democrats say they will propose a bill creating a healthcare exchange if Republican lawmakers don’t. They also say they’ve filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting Pres. Obama’s healthcare reform law.
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.