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Georgia hospitals take financial hits

...moment."Christopher Press, a consultant with Morgan Healthcare Consulting, noted the complexity of government insurance program billing. "First, if people think their taxes are complex, Medicare coding and billing are your taxes to the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-09/georgia-hospitals-take-fin
SC insurance carrier closing after Affordable Care Act changes

...competition into insurance markets. They were seen as a fallback option by liberals who wanted a government-run insurance program to compete with corporate insurers that control the commercial coverage market in the United States.The federal government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-10-22/sc-insurance-carrier-closing-after-
More Georgia kids insured as ACA takes hold

...than a decade of success in reducing the number of uninsured children through Medicaid and [the Children's Health Insurance Program]," said Joan Alker, executive director of the Georgetown center. "This national achievement in reducing the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-10-30/more-georgia-kids-insured-ac
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Enough to make you sick

...never stopped loosening eligibility and benefits, even as each expansion ? such as 1997's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) ? spawned new generations of future dependents and crowded out innovative private efforts.At Medicaid's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-08-01/enough-make-you-sick
Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars

...cover.Medicare doesn't cover long-term stays, so a large swath of elderly wind up on the government's health insurance program for the poor, Medicaid. For those solidly in the middle class, however, the answer isn't so simple. They have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2015-07-26/families-face-tough-decision
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
James Blissit

...the Board of Regents to become Vice Chancellor by 1951. Among the many successful programs he developed was a self insurance program covering the buildings and equipment of the University System; that and many of the programs that he developed were...

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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