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Education, port, crime top Deal's to-do list

...arguing that federal taxes paid by Georgians are going to other states that have expanded Medicaid."We are paying for this to happen. We are just not having it happen here ? yet," said Linda Lowe, a consumer-health advocate.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-15/education-port-crime-top
Tax advocates brace for fight

...cuts and still function. "They keep saying we won't close hospitals or prisons," said consumer-health advocate Linda Lowe, alluding to a promise Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue made during a speech this month. "I'd also like to hear people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/05/met_399928.shtml
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Health cost called high

...to make sure the premiums don't become a barrier," Linda Lowe, a lobbyist for the nonprofit group Families First...to make sure the premiums don't become a barrier," Linda Lowe, a lobbyist for the nonprofit group Families First...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/14/met_228145.shtml
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PeachCare week's focus

...What it requires is the will to fix it and the will to do it without hurting children," consumer health advocate Linda Lowe said. House Appropriations Chairman Rep. Ben Harbin, R-Evans, has said his committee is looking at ways the state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/10/met_116005.shtml
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Bill would restrict medical mandates

...This legislation would protect the insurance companies from consumers, and it ought to be the other way around," said Linda Lowe, a consumer health care activist. Even a lawmaker who has filed similar legislation in the past worries it could take...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/03/09/met_205080.shtml
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Dental program for poor kids is failing

...reimbursement rates are too low, the audit says. "Access to dental care is a very difficult problem in this state," said Linda Lowe, a health care advocate for the poor. "Very few people recognize how many medical problems are due to (poor) dental...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/03/met_200896.shtml
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Georgia budget offers breathing room for medical segment

...patient-advocacy groups are glad that the provider cut was restored because we're always concerned about access," said Linda Lowe, a lobbyist for several advocacy groups.Doctors often stop taking new patients when reimbursement rates make treating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-01-22/georgia-budget-offers-br
State program shows flaw in savings claim

...this risk, the CMOs have every incentive to discourage and address inappropriate emergency department utilization." Linda Lowe, a veteran lobbyist for several health-advocacy groups, agrees that the idea of intensive case management can save...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/28/met_549800.shtml
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Georgia revenues up but so are state's needs

...employees, a problem it proposes to fix through a combination of higher employee premiums and restrictions on care. Linda Lowe, one of the state's most outspoken consumer health advocates, says the cuts are wrong and shortsighted. "We've...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/22/met_437823.shtml
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Georgia revenues up but so are state's needs

...employees, a problem it proposes to fix through a combination of higher employee premiums and restrictions on care. Linda Lowe, one of the state's most outspoken consumer health advocates, says the cuts are wrong and shortsighted. "We've...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/22/met_437824.shtml
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