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Bill would allow ads on school buses

...give school boards that option," Willard said.Gov. Nathan Deal's budget recommendation eliminates funding for health insurance on part-time school workers, such as bus drivers.There's no school board currently asking for advertising...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-29/bill-would-allow-ads-sch
Obama administration unveils plan to shift Medicare payments

...system suffers." He now runs a consulting firm that advises on health care.Medicare is the government's flagship health insurance program, serving seniors and disabled people at a cost of $600 billion a year.The administration also wants state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-26/obama-administration-unvei
Health care cost worries lock out Richmond County substitutes

...must offer them health care coverage. If the employer does not provide the coverage and workers buy it through the health insurance marketplace, the employer could face fines.The school system is unsure whether substitute teachers will receive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-24/health-care-cost-worries
Ga. health exchange enrollment nears 400,000

...up for coverage in the 2015 health insurance exchange, federal officials...automatic signups.Bill Custer, a health insurance expert at Georgia State University...having more people enrolled in health insurance also benefits our state's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-15/ga-health-exchange-enrol
Bad health care news for school workers

...billion budget for fiscal year 2016 would eliminate health insurance coverage for 11,500 "non-certificated" school...added that some might qualify for subsidies in the health insurance exchange.Reese projected a fiscal 2017 deficit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-21/bad-health-care-news-sch
Now ask yourself this

...pay?? Do I look at my paycheck and see the taxes that are deducted?? Do I look at the amount I am paying for health insurance each month?? Am I willing to work to spend my own money to build up a family farm or a family business that my...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-22/now-ask-yourself
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...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

...slowly for employer-sponsored health insurance, particularly in Southern states...Trends in the Cost of Employer Health Insurance Coverage 2003?2013," the...trend in employer-sponsored health insurance premiums and employee costs...

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

...To be eligible, children must be 16 or younger, families must meet economic guildelines and have a commercial health insurance plan. There is no deadline to apply.For more information, or for an application, go to www.UHCCF.org.Recycling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2015-01-08/around-block
Allen lays groundwork for campaign goals in first week

...full-time employment" from 30 to 40 hours a week, reducing the number of workers to whom businesses must offer health insurance.The next day the local construction company owner, who defeated Democratic incumbent John Barrow in November with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-13/allen-lays-groundwork-ca