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High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up

...Group, an Australia-based investment bank, expects to see more people turning to Medicaid, the government's health insurance for the poor, to cover the costs of care."It could really blow a hole through state budgets," he said.Genworth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-03-30/high-nursing-home-bills-squeeze-ins
Obama administration offers a second sign-up chance for uninsured people hit with fines

...people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance got a second chance to sign up, which started Sunday...a refund might be willing to spend some of it on health insurance.Mark Ciaramitaro, vice president of health care...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-15/obama-administration-offer
Autism bill looks stalled in Ga. House

...Senate Bill 1 would require many health insurance plans to cover applied behavior...looking for the best price [on health insurance]. I'm looking for the best...concerned about the rising costs of health insurance.If the autism bill passes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-24/autism-bill-looks-stalle
Georgia nearly doubles previous ACA enrollment

...Georgia enrolled in private health insurance under the Affordable Care Act...gov Web site or the federal Health Insurance Marketplace call centers...that there was a big demand for health insurance for a long time. When given...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-10/georgia-nearly-doubles-previ
Care act unaffordable

...Burwell case. The central question before the nine justices concerns the legality of sending federal subsidies for health-insurance policies to states without health exchanges. At stake is the government's ability to "rewrite" the Affordable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-14/care-act-unaffordable
Ferguson police chief resigns

...statement that it reached a mutual separation agreement with Chief Thomas Jackson, who will get a severance payment and health insurance for a year. Lt. Col. Al Eickhoff will become acting chief March 19 while the city searches for a replacement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-11/ferguson-police-chief-resigns
Ga. insurance exchange rates steady

...a state, region or the country.Bill Custer, a health insurance expert at Georgia State University, said Tuesday...at $307.The Urban Institute report said many health insurance markets in the South have few competitors, with many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-18/ga-insurance-exchange-rate
Monopoly board of today would be different

...twist-of-fate cards you might get in present-day Atlantic City:? Carl Icahn buys your casino. Lose your health insurance and pension. (This is happening at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, where the billionaire investor is battling the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-03-21/monopoly-board-today-would-be-diffe
State reviews 'stop smoking' benefits

...important for insurers to communicate with consumers about the free preventive services."No consumer enrolled in health insurance should face barriers accessing basic preventive services that can help them stay healthy, manage their conditions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-12/state-reviews-stop-smoki
Health insurance giant's database hacked

...INDIANAPOLIS - Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information...private individual and group health insurance, plans on the health care overhaul's...obtain stolen Social Security or health insurance account numbers have shown more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-05/health-insurance-giants-da