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Georgian to head House budget panel

...into a system that places future retirees in private health insurance plans.Rep. Tom Price, a Georgia surgeon representing...provide voucher-like subsidies for seniors to buy health insurance instead of the fixed benefits offered by the current...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-12/georgian-head-house-budg
Average Affordable Care premiums going up in 2015

...for the most popular type of plan are going up an average of 5 percent in 35 states where Washington is running the health insurance exchanges this year and will do so again in 2015, said a report from the Department of Health and Human Services...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-04/average-affordable-care-pr
Uncertainty making year-end tax planning difficult

...taxpayers trying to plan ahead is found in the Affordable Care Act.Accountant Jerry Brigham urges those without health insurance or who are thinking of applying for an exemption from the health care plan to start looking into that now. He expects...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-11-28/uncertainty
Wal-Mart cuts health care for part-timers

...Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some part-time...1, it will no longer offer health insurance to employees who work less than...workers who were eligible for health insurance coverage since 2011.The announcement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-07/wal-mart-cuts-health-care-
Nonprofit says South Carolina gay marriage ban hurts kids

...against by South Carolina's law.Children of married couples have access to tangible financial benefits, like health insurance or support in the case of the parents' divorce, but in a state with a ban like South Carolina's, that's not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-07/nonprofit-says-south-carolina
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
Rants & Raves

...behind. The light is nice, but we really don't have eyes in the back of our heads. IT MUST BE AN election year: Health insurance did not increase, and gas prices have gone down. Sorry, Democrats, it won't help. RECENT RESEARCH suggests...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-18/rants-raves
Expect better enrollment second time under Affordable Care Act

...Head will be at his computer today just minutes after midnight as the second open enrollment period begins in the health insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act.He is hoping for a "much better" result from logging onto healthcare...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-14/expect-better-enrollment-sec
Tax refunds could get hit due to health law credits

...getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under Pres i dent Obama's...million households have gotten health insurance tax credits, and major tax...subsidized coverage on the new health insurance exchanges is $264 a month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-24/tax-refunds-could-get-hit-
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