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Health care enrollment slows; penalties loom

ATLANTA -- Federal health officials are predicting little growth in sign-ups as Year Three of open enrollment for the health insurance exchanges begins Sunday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-10-29/health-care-enrollment-slows
Ga. fires back on nursing home payments

...payment dispute.The UPL money is not the only Medicaid funding that has led to a conflict between Georgia and federal health officials.A federal judge ruled in February that Georgia should receive a refund of $90 million of Medicaid funds it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-23/ga-fires-back-nursing-ho
New once-a-day pill for hepatitis C wins FDA approval

WASHINGTON - Federal health officials have approved a daily pill that can cure the most common form of hepatitis C without the grueling pill-and-injection cocktail...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-10/new-once-day-pill-hepatiti
Water may be vehicle for South Carolina hospital infection

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Federal health officials are focusing on water as the possible source of bacteria that infected 15 patients at Greenville Memorial Hospital since March...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-14/water-may-have-spread-sc-hos
Workers exposed to mold at Social Security Administration's west Augusta office, agency says

...indoor air quality and related health effects.Federal health officials conducted evaluations with 17 of the facility's...somewhere in carpet, walls, or duct work.Federal health officials recommended the GSA further investigate the ventilation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-27/workers-exposed-mold-social-
Feds to review Ga. Medicaid backlog

...health exchange. These potential sign-ups in Georgia had been stalled for months due to technological snags.Federal health officials reported that more than 91,000 Georgians were identified through the health insurance exchange as eligible for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-15/feds-review-ga-medicaid-
Questions abound as health care enrollment begins

...see what's available that they might be eligible for," he said.Though open enrollment starts Tuesday, federal health officials said they don't expect a rush in the first weeks or months. Judging by enrollment in other programs, people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-09-28/questions-abound-health-care
Business news

...share, based on TNT's 534.2 million outstanding shares.Diet pill still faces doubts from FDAWASHINGTON - Federal health officials say they still have safety concerns about an experimental diet pill from drugmaker Vivus Inc., as the company...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-02-17/business-news
Oxendine targets Barnes in Ga. governor's race

...thousands of Georgians who cannot get health insurance because of a previous illness or injury," Carpenter said.Federal health officials said they will run a coverage program in the state if Georgia doesn't take part.Oxendine said Monday that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/georgia
Study: Obesity care costs twice previous estimates

...organization.An influential recent study released last year estimated that obesity-related medical costs have reached $147 billion, or about 9 percent of total medical costs. That study has been cited by federal health officials.___

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-10-15/study-obesity-care-costs-twi
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