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Georgia health-care enrollment tops 530,000

...million gained coverage overall, officials with the federal marketplace and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.A lot of them waited until the deadline Sunday, when the marketplace saw its biggest day ever, marketplace...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-18/georgia-health-care-enrollme
Health care Web site sends out wrong tax information

...spokesman Josh Earnest. "You're talking about less than 1 percent of people who file taxes."At the Health and Human Services department, Andy Slavitt, who oversees health insurance programs, said consumers affected by the problem will be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-02-21/health-care-web-site-sends-out-wron
Milestones

...Lisa Sheetz, Germariah Valencia.Group receives grant award of $940,000The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families has awarded the $940,000 Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-02-16/milestones
Bill to legalize fireworks opposed

...have a child in a burn unit scream when you debride their skin," said Cooper, chairwoman of the House Health & Human Services Committee. "It's just not worth it."She might have more sway except the bills are not being considered by the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-17/bill-legalize-fireworks-
'Biosimilar' drug bill clears Senate panel

...legislation, sponsored by Sen. Dean Burke, R-Bainbridge, was approved unanimously Thursday by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The state House is working on a "biosimilar" bill as well.Burke, who's also a physician, said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-15/biosimilar-drug-bill-cle
Nearly 10 million enrolled in Affordable Care Act

...according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.And many more are expected to do so in an effort...sign up but the clock is ticking," said Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.As of Jan. 30, nearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-04/nearly-10-million-enrolled-a
Ga. elderly may get own agency

...Services out of the Department of Human Services and create a new state agency...handles Medicaid.Previously, Human Services (and its predecessor agency...passes and creates a new agency, Human Services would be left to focus on children...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-03/ga-elderly-may-get-own-a
Richmond County coroners receive specialized training to recognize abuse of the elderly and at-risk

...During the introduction to the course Friday, Pat King, a forensic special investigator for the Georgia Department of Human Services' Division of Aging Services, revealed the frequency of at-risk adult abuse.In Georgia, about 2 million adults...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-30/richmond-county-corone
Obama administration unveils plan to shift Medicare payments

...delivers better care, spends health care dollars more wisely and results in healthier people," said Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.The shift won immediate support from insurers and the American Hos pi tal Association...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-26/obama-administration-unvei
United Way poised to reach campaign goal, with your help

...decline in campaign donations. The need for health and human services, however, continues to grow.United Way donations...agencies that work year-round to meet the health and human service needs of local citizens. Among those needs, a single...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-01-25/united-way-poise