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Can't make employers cover contraception, Supreme Court says

...search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies' health insurance plans. Contraception is among a range of preventive services that must be provided at no extra charge under the health...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-30/cant-make-employers-cover-co
Nothing to celebrate

...the Obamacare individual mandate, which is a forced regressive tax on young and healthy Americans to purchase health insurance plans they can't afford or don't want so older and wealthier Americans can pay less.The heavy burden Obamacare...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-14/nothing-celebrate
Millions gain health coverage, but Georgia lags behind, reports show

...working age adults" or those 19-64, 9.5 million gained coverage through the marketplace, either in a private health insurance plan or through Medicaid. Of those, 59 percent who chose a private plan had previously been uninsured and 66 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-10/millions-gain-health-coverag
More insurers seek to join Georgia health exchange

...Consumers benefit from competition," Karen Ignagni, the president and chief executive officer of America's Health Insurance Plans, the industry's Washington lobby group, told Bloomberg News in a May interview. "The most important thing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-01/more-insurers-seek-join-ge
Ga. Catholic groups win court fight

...government from imposing a substantial burden on a person's religious practice.Under the health care law, most health insurance plans have to cover all Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptives as preventive care for women, free of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-27/ga-catholic-groups-win
Deal names panel to aid struggling rural hospitals

...re-election this year, for refusing to expand Medicaid eligibility for Georgians who can't afford subsidized health insurance plans on government exchanges. Deal says the cost burden to the state would be too high. Many Democrats argue a Medicaid...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-25/deal-names-panel-aid-struggli
Ga. panel backs autism coverage requirement

...Affordable Care Act, the federal law often called Obamacare.SB 98 would ban coverage of abortion services in health insurance plans offered by the state and by the federal health insurance exchange, according to the bill's sponsor, Sen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-21/ga-panel-backs-autism-co
Autism bill personal for Ga. lawmakers

...cost of the treatment ranges from $50,000 to $75,000 per patient. The estimated average cost for private health insurance plans, she added, would be $0.32 per member per month.In a recent guest editorial in the AJC, Albers said that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-05/autism-bill-personal-ga-
Legislators pen prescriptions to alleviate Obamacare

...Rep. Tom Price, R- Ga. LIKE H.R. 3121, H.R. 2300 repeals Obamacare, allows for the purchasing of health-insurance plans across state lines, and provides for the reforming of medical malpractice laws.It also calls for tax reforms...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-12-21/legislators-pen-
White House: On track for health care Web site goal

...health insurer trade group said significant problems remain.Karen Ignagni, president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans, said insurers have complained that enrollment data sent to them from the Web site include too much incorrect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-11-30/white-house-track-health-care-web-s