Tue., June 23, 2015 5:28pm
The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to rule on a case that could dismantle the Affordable Care Act by ending financial subsidies for 6.4 million Americans.
Tue., February 17, 2015 11:03pm
As the Baby Boomers get older, advocates for the homeless say they’re seeing more elderly people living in shelters or outdoors. But many lack the resources or ability to get consistent medical care at a time when they may need it most. A new program in Savannah is bringing basic medical care to residents of the city's tent camps.
Wed., November 5, 2014 4:16pm
What are the issues newly elected officials will need to face once they begin their jobs? The answer depends on the region.
Tue., October 21, 2014 9:46am
Enrollment in Georgia's federally–run health insurance marketplace starts in less than a month. More than 316,000 Georgians have signed up for coverage during the first enrollment period back in March.
Thu., April 17, 2014 7:12am
Georgia insurers received more than 220,000 applications for health coverage in the Affordable Care Act’s exchange as of the official federal deadline of March 31, state officials said Wednesday. Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, though, said premiums have been received for only 107,581 of those policies, which cover 149,465 people.
Tue., April 1, 2014 6:35am
The final enrollment day for the ACA insurance exchange was marred by computer glitches. The problem was a frustrating reminder of the much worse technical problems that plagued the website for weeks after it debuted in early October and November.
Thu., March 27, 2014 7:00am
State insurance officials said Wednesday that 177,668 Georgians have completed applications for coverage in the health exchange as of March 15. That number, reported by health insurers in the state, reflects a recent surge in enrollees from the latest figures released by the federal government.
Wed., March 12, 2014 9:58am
The Affordable Care Act is complex and controversial. People who are trying to raise awareness about it are in an uphill battle. The problems for healthcare navigators began early, with the bungled October 2013 debut of healthcare.gov, the federal exchange website. At the same time, a controversy over policy cancellations led to a nationwide wave of bad publicity about the ACA. And in Georgia, members of the Republican-led political establishment have remained firmly opposed to the ACA.
Wed., March 12, 2014 6:32am
More than 38,000 Georgians signed up for coverage in the health insurance exchange in February, according to a federal report released Tuesday. That is slightly down from the number that enrolled the previous month. The Georgia enrollment dip last month was part of a national decline from the previous month, the report showed.
Tue., March 4, 2014 3:44am
Georgia’s state House passed a bill late Monday designed to push back against the federal Affordable Care Act by preventing state government from helping in the implementation and enforcement of the law also known as "Obamacare."