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High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up

...cover nursing home stays except in certain circumstances. The Obama administration had planned to make a long-term insurance program part of the Affordable Care Act but eventually abandoned it.Sean Dargan, an analyst at Mac quarie Group, an Australia-based...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-03-30/high-nursing-home-bills-squeeze-ins
Health care Web site sends out wrong tax information

...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 notified starting immediately via phone calls and e-mails. They...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-02-21/health-care-web-site-sends-out-wron
Obama administration unveils plan to shift Medicare payments

...suffers." He now runs a consulting firm that advises on health care.Medicare is the government's flagship health insurance program, serving seniors and disabled people at a cost of $600 billion a year.The administration also wants state Medicaid...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-26/obama-administration-unvei
No takers on Georgia policy allowing rural hospitals to convert into stand-alone emergency rooms

...and other equipment expenses.Besides having too few patients, almost half would be covered by government-run insurance programs that pay nonhospital emergency rooms a less-generous fee designed to support a doctor's office, which is less...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-20/no-takers-georgia-policy-all
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...adopt or show evidence of having in effect to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. For more information on the proposed flood hazard determinations and information on the statutory 90-day period...

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As rural hospitals fail, Ga. considers downsizing

...Hospital had reported for years that it was saddled with unpaid bills and that it was underpaid by government-run insurance programs for the poor and elderly. It closed its emergency room last year, the only one in the county.Among the new requirements...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-17/rural-hospitals-fail-ga-consi
Fewer uninsured kids but still many in Ga.

...caused more people to lose jobs or employer coverage or both, it was the public programs like the Children's Health Insurance Program, PeachCare in Georgia, that stepped up and led to the decline in uninsured children overall from 9.7 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-04-09/fewer-uninsured-kids-still-m
Half of uninsured say they might enroll

...million that have gained coverage through the health insurance marketplaces, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Programs, "this survey really speaks to the fact that our work is far from over," she said. "We are not sitting back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-21/half-uninsured-say-they-migh
Nothing to celebrate

...consumers who selected an ACA marketplace plan; the 6 million who enrolled in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program; the 5 million who purchased a plan directly from an insurer; and the 1 million young adults who gained coverage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-14/nothing-celebrate
Georgia Medicaid surge leads nation

...eligible.As a group, the states not pursuing expansion saw enrollment in Medicaid and their Children's Health Insurance Program rise by 4 percent. The children's program is called PeachCare in Georgia.States embracing Medicaid expansion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-12/georgia-medicaid-surge-leads