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Rants & Raves

...think Obamacare is a big success. Next year, premiums are going up double digits. Six million people had their health insurance terminated because of Obamacare. People lost their doctors and hospitals. Emergency room visits are up. What a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-28/rants-raves
Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars

...didn't cover.Medicare doesn't cover long-term stays, so a large swath of elderly wind up on the government's health insurance program for the poor, Medicaid. For those solidly in the middle class, however, the answer isn't so simple...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2015-07-26/families-face-tough-decision
Georgia health-care exchange falls short, report says

...in a recent analysis of its health insurance exchange.The report, released...state has made to its online health insurance marketplace.The report also...included the introduction of health insurance exchanges, where individuals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-15/georgia-health-care-exch
UnitedHealth beats earnings forecast, raises outlook

...UnitedHealth continued to juice up its business outside health insurance in a better-than-expected second quarter while...cents, according to Zacks Investment Research.Health insurance is still UnitedHealth's main business and operating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-16/unitedhealth-beats-earning
Anthem to buy Cigna in $48 billion deal

...health-care costs even higher.Employer-sponsored health insurance is growing slowly, and with the recent overhaul...extended over the industry's biggest customer pool.Health insurance is Cigna's main business, but it also sells group...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-24/anthem-buy-cigna-48-billio
Supreme Court ruling keeps health insurance subsidies for thousands in Georgia and 33 other states

...people in the Augusta area who used them to purchase health insurance.The Court ruled 6-3 in favor of allowing the subsidies...Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them," Roberts wrote...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-06-25/supreme-court-ruling-keeps-h
Supreme Court upholds health care law

...imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans...states that set up their own health insurance marketplaces - would lead to...Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-25/supreme-court-upholds-health
RCBOE considers adjust pay, hours of substitute teachers as budgetary control measure

...and workers buy it through the health insurance marketplace, the employer could...to pay over $20 million in health insurance premiums this year.Spires...to access state sources for health insurance and other benefits instead of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-07-15/rcboe-considers-adjust-pa
Rants & Raves

...FACT IS that if the Supreme Court had ruled against the Affordable Care Act, six million people would lose their health insurance; including hundreds of thousands of Georgians, and that would have been a tragedy. MY NOMINEE FOR the first female...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-11/rants-raves
A tribute to pastors' wives everywhere

...promising career in management to enter the unknown of starting a new church. No members, no salary, no benefits, no health insurance, no pension, no budget, no building, no promises. Our denomination fully endorsed and ordained me, but in Vineyard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2015-07-10/tribute-pastors-wives-ev