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Paine College to use grant for disease, substance abuse outreach

...among young people in the area, the school announced Friday.The three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be used to launch the Paine College: Informing, Developing and Educating through Active Learning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-13/paine-college-use-grant-d
Georgia nearly doubles previous ACA enrollment

...private health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, more than half for the first time, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported Tuesday.Almost nine out of 10 qualified for a tax credit to help pay for coverage and nearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-10/georgia-nearly-doubles-previ
Georgia health-care enrollment tops 530,000

...and 11.4 million gained coverage overall, officials with the federal marketplace and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.A lot of them waited until the deadline Sunday, when the marketplace saw its biggest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-18/georgia-health-care-enrollme
Milestones

Daniel Jackson and Patrick Judd have graduated from the University of Dallas. Merit List CAlandra L. Harris and Andrew L. Bridges have been named to the merit list at Piedmont Technical College for the fall 2014 semester.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-02-16/milestones
Nearly 10 million enrolled in Affordable Care Act

As of Jan. 30, nearly 7.5 million had enrolled in the 37 states using the federal Health Insurance Marketplace, which includes Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. Another 2.4 million enrolled in the state-run health exchanges, Burwell said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-04/nearly-10-million-enrolled-a
Thousands sign up for Obamacare but more expected

To raise awareness about the Feb. 15 deadline to sign up for health insurance, the Enroll America bus campaign will make a stop at the Medical Associates Plus @ Belle Terrace clinic Wednesday night.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-02-03/thousands-sign-obamacare-mor
Jan. 1 deadine for ACA health care coverage looming

The second Open Enrollment period began Nov. 15 and nationwide almost 1.4 million had selected a plan as of Dec. 5, about 48 percent for the first time, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-13/jan-1-deadine-aca-health-car
Uninsured in South Carolina eligible for Healthy Connections Checkup screenings

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's Medicaid agency is offering residents who fall into an insurance gap due to Republican's refusal to expand Medicaid eligibility a limited benefits program intended to catch illnesses early.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-11-29/uninsured-south-carolina-eli
Gov. Nikki Haley names new leader for South Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday nominated her former deputy chief of staff to replace the outgoing director of South Carolina's Medicaid agency.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-10/gov-nikki-haley-names-new-lea
Across the region

COLUMBUS, Ga. - The University System of Georgia has named an interim president for Columbus State University.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-06/across-region