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Rants & Raves

...RECEIVE A TAX credit under the Affordable Health Care Act. The tax credit is based on income. I pay for my health insurance coverage. I work 40 hours a week get a pay check but my income falls within the guidelines for a tax credit. I pay a co-pay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-10-09/rants-raves
Parity law has not increased behavioral health care access, funding

...Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 that required insurance coverage to provide equal benefits for behavioral health...because of their conditions" and therefore their insurance coverage, he said. "We're looking to help people keep...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-09-27/parity-law-has-not-increased
SC ranked 6th in earthquake exposure

...and Bermuda. As for the cost to fix the damage, it's difficult to pin it down for South Carolina.Standard insurance coverage doesn't include earthquakes, said Russ Dubisky, executive director of the South Carolina Insurance News Service...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-17/sc-ranked-6th-earthquake-exp
Mental health care concerns discussed at forum

...coordinator for Richmond County Juvenile Court, tries to find care for a child, it can depend on what kind of insurance coverage they have."Children with straight Medicaid cannot get in" to a facility, she said, and sometimes they are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-11-05/mental-health-care-concerns-
Governor signs autism bill

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law a House-Senate bill that includes an insurance coverage requirement for autism known as Ava's Law in honor of Ava Bullard of Lyons, a 10-year-old with the disorder.To the roar...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-29/governor-signs-autism-bill
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-
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
Facing rising dental costs, seniors head to Mexico

...Algodones, Mexico, a small border town teeming with dental offices.About 60 percent of Americans have dental insurance coverage, the highest it has been in decades. But even so, the nation's older population has been largely left behind...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-08-10/facing-rising-dental-costs-s
Affordable Care Act led to improved health care, study finds

...did the Affordable Care Act allow millions to gain insurance coverage, but it actually resulted in better access to care...period had ended, the study found "improvements in insurance coverage, access to primary care and prescription medicine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-07-28/affordable-care-act-led-impr