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Rants & Raves

...surprised that Capitol City Bank could not provide change to a noncustomer for a $20 bill for bus fare: Banks, just like insurance companies, are private entities in competition for profitable business growth. They are not part of the government. Capitol...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-18/rants-raves
Georgia Department of Labor reports net gain of 600 jobs in August

...employment in restaurants, hotels, construction and professional services. There were 1,408 new claims for unemployment insurance filed in August, a 28 percent decrease from July. The state had a 27 percent decrease. Most of the August decline in claims...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-18/georgia-department-labor-r
Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:I OWN A mortgage-free home, but taxes and insurance keep increasing, so I am back to a mortgage payment again. RANT FOR YOU people driving on Petersburg Road. You see they are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-16/rants-raves
Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

...labor market has strengthened and millions have gained health insurance coverage," said Jason Furman and Betsey Stevenson, members...Officials also said the percentage of people without health insurance coverage for the entire 2013 calendar year was 13.4 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-16/poverty-rate-drops-first
State retiree provider dropping Medicare Advantage plan

...benefit changes made for 2014, plus the use of just one insurer, sparked widespread complaints about a lack of choice of insurance providers and higher health care costs.Overall, the State Health Benefit Plan covers more than 650,000 state employees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-09-16/state-retiree-provider-dropp
Rants & Raves

...drunk in my life, and I don't do drugs. Stopping me and asking me for my driver's license, registration and proof of insurance after doing nothing wrong is too much.JOSH EARNEST, WHITE House PR guy, is once again blaming the Republicans for not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-09/rants-raves
Kirby: Sometimes names don't tell the whole story

...burned down and his wife, Susan, called the insurance company. Susan spoke to the insurance agent and said, "We had that barn insured...agent replied, "Whoa there, just a minute. Insurance doesn't work quite like that. An independent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-08/kirby-sometimes-names-dont-te
Business and employer summit set for Sept. 30

...Mark Butler and others will discuss three top issues faced by the business community: the emerging workforce, unemployment insurance regulations and health care compliance.The event is sponsored by Georgia's labor department and Augusta area employer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-09-10/business-an
Georgia regents seek $2 billion for state schools

...schools. Tuition, fees and research grants make up the rest.Two-thirds of the requested increase is to cover health insurance and other benefits, even though the board also voted to raise health premiums, deductibles and co-payments that faculty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-09/georgia-regents-seek-2-b
Grants allow clinics to do more primary care

...people signed up by our enrollment outreach staff into private insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act."Some employers have also started offering employees health insurance in anticipation of an employer mandate that kicks in next year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-12/grants-allow-clinics-do-more