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Bad health care news for school workers

...fraction of them.The Department of Community Health's $13 billion budget for fiscal year 2016 would eliminate health insurance coverage for 11,500 "non-certificated" school personnel like bus drivers and cafeteria workers.DCH Commissioner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-21/bad-health-care-news-sch
Deal wants more education opportunities for inmates

...proposal that has unsettled some members: eliminating state health insurance coverage for school district employees working less than 30 hours...agencies working less than 30 hours are not eligible for state health insurance coverage.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-22/deal-wants-more-educatio
Reforms slow premiums but employees pay more

...larger chunk of employee income, the group found.In its report entitled "State Trends in the Cost of Employer Health Insurance Coverage 2003?2013," the group looked at the trend in employer-sponsored health insurance premiums and employee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-01-07/reforms-slow-premiums-employ
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

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs.The nation's largest private...

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
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
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
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