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Ga. health legislation: Winners and losers

...state's poor. School bus drivers, school cafeteria workers and school systems ? After discussion of ending health insurance coverage for so-called "non-certificate" school workers, the money was finally appropriated in the state budget. But...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-07/ga-health-legislation-wi
Georgia House Speaker says no vote for 'religious freedom' bill that became flashpoint

...to bills to legalize fireworks sales and mandate insurance coverage for children with autism on the final day of the...companies. He called the bill's requirement that insurance coverage kick in from the time a driver accepts a customer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-02/georgia-house-speaker-says-no-vote-
Autism bill passes Ga. Senate; House backs trafficking fines

...Sen. Charlie Bethel, R-Dalton, who spoke for the bill in the upper chamber.Drivers must also have their own insurance coverage, Bethel said.JUDGES GET RAISES: The Georgia Senate passed a bill that grants 5 percent pay raises to appellate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-31/autism-bill-passes-ga-se
Georgia Senate passes ride sharing bill that apparently will let Uber, Lyft keep operating

...as Uber, Lyft and perhaps others do carry some level of insurance but if they unilaterally decided to drop that insurance coverage, they would not be in violation of state law, and neither the Insurance Department nor an affected consumer would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-26/georgia-senate-passes-ride
Georgia House passes $44.6 billion state budget, keeping insurance for part-time school employees

...million more in employer contributions to keep state insurance coverage for some part-time school employees.The last...Nathan Deal's recommendation to eliminate state insurance coverage altogether for the part-time school workers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-26/georgia-house-passes-446
Ga. legislative deadline looms this week

...recommendations. But the chamber broke with the governor on eliminating part-time school employees from state health insurance coverage. Also, the House version requires school districts to take on employer contributions now paid by the state. MEDICAL...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-08/ga-legislative-deadlines
Lawmaker to introduce bill legalizing cannabis oil

...and sell the product.House Speaker David Ralston has said he supports the proposal. An attempt to pass a similar bill last year failed when some lawmakers attached an unrelated bill requiring insurance coverage of children with autism.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-23/lawmaker-introduce-bill-
Bad health care news for school workers

...of them.The Department of Community Health's $13 billion budget for fiscal year 2016 would eliminate health insurance coverage for 11,500 "non-certificated" school personnel like bus drivers and cafeteria workers.DCH Commissioner Clyde...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-21/bad-health-care-news-sch
Man arrested after traffic stop

...Police later learned Curtis has a suspended driver's license, an active Magistrate Court bench warrant, no valid insurance coverage on the vehicle and an active suspension on his registration.Curtis was arrested on traffic charges and obstruction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-16/man-arrested-after-tra
Reforms slow premiums but employees pay more

...chunk of employee income, the group found.In its report entitled "State Trends in the Cost of Employer Health Insurance Coverage 2003?2013," the group looked at the trend in employer-sponsored health insurance premiums and employee costs...

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