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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
Average Affordable Care premiums going up in 2015

WASHINGTON - Many people covered under President Obama's health care law will face higher premiums next year, the administration acknowledged Thursday.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-04/average-affordable-care-pr
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
Second enrollment period for health care coverage begins Nov. 15

The second enrollment period for the health care law often referred to as Obamacare will begin in less than 50 days on Nov. 15 and experts expect it to be much different than the first.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-10-03/second-enrollment-period-hea
Former Biden chief of staff to lead Ebola response

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, as the point man on the U.S. government's response to the Ebola crisis.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-17/former-biden-chief-staff
The biggest bailout

No poll has asked Americans if they think it's their job to bail out insurance companies that lose money under Obamacare, but maybe one should.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-25/biggest-bailout
Insurance navigators still working as 300,000 questioned

The government sent letters to 20,000 people in Georgia that their status on their applications does not match that already on file. Those notified have until Sept. 5 to respond or their coverage will end Sept. 30.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-15/insurance-navigators-still-w
SC Medicaid dealing with application backlog

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's Medicaid agency is working to process thousands of applications backlogged through the federal online marketplace.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-11/sc-medicaid-dealing-appl