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Insurance navigators still working as 300,000 questioned

Terri Gant's role as an insurance navigator helping people through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace never really ended.Months after open enrollment ended and months before the next one begins, she is still enrolling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-15/insurance-navigators-still-w
Georgia Medicaid surge leads nation

...Medicaid and their Children's Health Insurance Program rise by 4 percent...when open enrollment on the health insurance exchanges began.The enrollment...of Georgians who don't have health insurance declined slightly this year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-12/georgia-medicaid-surge-leads
Animals entering political ads

...ridicule President Barack Obama and Sen. Mark Pryor's now-abandoned claims that state residents could keep their health insurance if they liked it.In Georgia, Democratic Rep. John Barrow unleashed a golden retriever in the first television...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-08-14/animals-enteri
Christ Community to host health insurance forum Tuesday

Christ Community Health Services Augusta will host a free forum Tuesday to educate the public about how health insurance works and obtaining the maximum benefits.Ronald Skenes, the director of communications and development, said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-09/christ-community-host-health
Court is paternalistic

...accept.The effect of this case can be undone by requiring any employers with strong religious interests not to offer health insurance. They should be directed to provide their employees the money they now pay, and let them get the insurance they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-06/court-paternalistic
Augusta taxpayers dodge financial bullet thanks to judge's ruling

...bid to oversee the city employees' self-insured health insurance fund, Judge J. David Roper ruled in a July 8 order...Cross Blue Shield to manage the fund, which provides health insurance for the city's workforce of more than 2,000 employees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-29/augusta-taxpayers-dodg
SC insurance fraud cases rise

...The report cites several notorious cases.In one Darlington County case, three defendants sought payment from a health insurance company claiming they each had all four limbs amputated. None of the defendants had lost their limbs and one was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-08/sc-insurance-fraud-cases-ris
Medical residency changes proposed

...left Medicare paying for most of the training instead of looking at pulling in other payors, such as commercial health insurance, Buckley said."Why is it that other insurance not chipping in, in some kind of way, to support that service...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-29/medical-residency-changes-pr
NCAA board hands five biggest conferences more power

...conferences contend they need more flexibility to solve the day's hottest controversies, including recruiting and health insurance, and complained long and loud over the past two years that change was critically important.If the decision survives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-07/ncaa-board-hands-five-big
Rants & Raves

...have you ever noticed how tacky the posts look with hundreds of nails on it?IF EMPLOYEES ARE unhappy with their health insurance provided by a company that doesn't pay for "morning-after" pills or abortion, they have the right to go work...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-29/rants-raves