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Rants & Raves

...there have been fewer than 2 million new people on an insurance plan, and over 5 million have lost their health insurance coverage, making a net change of -2,500,000 people. The ACA is not working except through a false manipulation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-19/rants-raves
Wal-Mart cuts health care for part-timers

...Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some part-time U.S. employees in a move...of part-time workers who were eligible for health insurance coverage since 2011.The announcement follows similar...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-07/wal-mart-cuts-health-care-
Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

...market has strengthened and millions have gained health insurance coverage," said Jason Furman and Betsey Stevenson...Officials also said the percentage of people without health insurance coverage for the entire 2013 calendar year was 13.4...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-16/poverty-rate-drops-first
Autism bill personal for Ga. lawmakers

...Georgia is one of 16 states that does not mandate coverage for autism.Of the 34 states that do mandate private health insurance coverage for autism, only Vermont also provides funding for treatment of children under Medicaid, according to Autism...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-05/autism-bill-personal-ga-
What freedoms will be left?

...most serious threat.The Affordable Care Act now requires big employers to provide birth control as part of health insurance coverage, irrespective of the employers' religious beliefs on the matter.Many have religious beliefs that consider...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-01-05/what-freedoms-will-be
Georgia Senate candidates meet for final debates

...tepid support for the Affordable Care Act and that she criticized the law's requirement that individuals have health insurance coverage. Eliminating the requirement, he said, "would undermine the entire law" by reducing the revenue needed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2014-05
Deadline for health care insurance enrollment is coming

...important deadline at the end of this month, and many don't realize it.March 31 is the last day to sign up for health insurance coverage and avoid a penalty under the health care overhaul.The Obama administration says about 4 million people have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-14/deadline-health-care-insur
Health care fraud a growing criminal enterprise

...Medicare and Medicaid Services.With the last of the baby boomer generation turning 50 this year and increased health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act, Stew art and Crowder said fraud is expected to expand.Going after health...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-02-01/health-care-fraud-grow
Health insurance exchange enrollment in Georgia still unknown

...Georgians for a Healthy Future, said Thursday that interest has remained high on the opportunity to gain new health insurance coverage.Bowden added that phones in the health centers "are ringing off the hook.''And Dante McKay of Enroll...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-10-17/health-insurance-exchange-en
Georgia 'navigators' say they're ready for Affordable Care Act

...University of Georgia say they're ready to roll this week, when uninsured people can begin signing up for health insurance coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act.Twelve navigators wrapped up training through the University of Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-09-30/georgia-navigators-say-t