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Tentative school budget reduces furlough days, allows for hiring of 32 teachers

...second reading of the budget Tuesday, attributed the change to state funding formula adjustments and flat state health insurance costs."Most employees will be paid for more days of work, and we're happy about that," Controller Gene Spires said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-05-22/tentative-school-budget-r
Why back Obama still?

...on everything else is on the rise.Taxes ? for those who actually pay them ? have increased since 2008.Health insurance costs are increasing rapidly. Heath insurance deductibles are increasing rapidly.Illegal immigration is on the rise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-05-06/why-back-obama-still
Furloughed workers return to Fort Gordon

...years, more than 3,000 civilian workers at Fort Gordon were furloughed six days this summer amid rising health insurance costs and massive budget cuts."Civilians under furlough face the uncertainty of not knowing when they will next receive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-07/furloughed-workers-return-for
Small businesses temporarily sidestep health care law

...larger pool of insured people to bring down overall insurance costs, but if people forgo coverage, that might not happen...Arlington, Va., faced the specter of increasing insurance costs although it doesn't have 50 workers yet. The company...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-19/small-businesses-temporari
Exploding premiums: Real danger or false alarm?

...Obamacare will inflict substantially higher health insurance costs on Georgia consumers,'' Hudgens declared.But...independent actuaries, will substantially increase health insurance costs for many Georgians. Although not all Georgians will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-08-29/exploding-premiums-real-dang
Premiums for employer plans show modest increase

...over the past decade. Out-of-pocket costs have increased significantly as well."The pain factor for health insurance cost has not disappeared," said Altman. "Over time, what people pay for health care has dramatically eclipsed both...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-08-21/premiums-employer-plans-show
Health insurance costs outpace wage gains

...typically cover most of the health insurance bill for their workers, and the actual change a worker sees in health insurance costs can vary greatly.Some employers absorb cost increases for their workers. Rate changes also depend on where the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-20/health-insurance-costs-out
Sebelius, Hudgens spar over exchanges

...exchange.In approving the rates in Georgia, Hudgens declared that "Obamacare will inflict substantially higher health insurance costs on Georgia consumers.''He added that without a federal extension, he had no choice but to approve the proposed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-08-14/sebelius-hudgens-spar-over-e
A republic in name only?

...making insurance more affordable ? Mr. Obama promised average family reductions of $2,500 a year ? it has sent insurance costs skyrocketing.8. a government that relies on top-down, central planning:Obamacare is the primary example...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-11-30/republic-name-only
Trinity, Doctors again Top Performers

...non-punitive" manner to explore how it happened and how it can be prevented, he said. That is paying off in lower insurance costs and no repeat cases of the same type so far this year, and better staff morale, Studley said.But these quality measures...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-10-30/trinity-doctors-again-top-pe