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Norwood unveils revamped care bill

WASHINGTON -- To answer critics in the insurance industry, Augusta's congressman on Wednesday introduced changes to his managed-care reform bill. Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood outlined 14 major amendments to the Patient Access to Responsible Care Act. The proposed changes would limit the liability employers and managed-care companies could face for medical decisions, place time limits on responses to appeals of denied coverage and clarify a number of provisions that had prompted concerns from insurers and business groups.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/07/met_227617.shtml
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Campaign ad complaints rejected

...sticking their noses in our business," said Dave Barbee, chairman of the Richmond County Republican Party and spokesman for Dr. Norwood's 1998 campaign. "They can't vote here. All they were doing is spreading propaganda." In his response...

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Norwood-backed managed-care bill gaining steam

...than 200 co-sponsors, you can bet some are going to drop off if (opponents) run ads," said John Stone, spokesman for Dr. Norwood, R-Ga. "But obviously, others heard the ads and have signed on." The Patient Access to Responsible Care...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/12/met_223982.shtml
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Report lists tobacco donations

...designed to ensure full public disclosure, while refusing to disclose its own sources of funding. John Stone, a spokesman for Dr. Norwood, could not be reached Friday. Ms. Claybrook agreed that tobacco farmers need help to cope with the proposed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/14/met_222471.shtml
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Local and area briefs

...medically negligent decisions. The task force has not yet set dates for meetings or hearings, said John Stone, a spokesman for Dr. Norwood. Hollings seeks accounting change WASHINGTON -- After President Clinton's State of the Union call to preserve...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/31/met_221601.shtml
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Task force may get in way of managed-care reform bill

WASHINGTON -- A new congressional task force on health-care quality could get in the way of efforts to push a managed-care reform bill through Congress next year, a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood said Monday. The bipartisan task force, unveiled Monday, will include members of the House and Senate. It will look for ways to improve the managed-care system that has come to dominate the U.S. health market.

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Department of Energy agrees to fewer layoffs

...until after the conference agreement had been reached turned out to be a prudent decision," said John Stone, a spokesman for Dr. Norwood. Mr. Pena's announcement was the second piece of good news for SRS in two days. On Thursday, Rep. Lindsey...

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Companies embrace Norwood's reform bill

WASHINGTON - Leading managed-care companies Wednesday embraced major portions of U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood's health reform bill, which supporters say should boost the legislation's chances. Representatives of Kaiser Permanente, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound and HIP Health Insurance Plans joined two consumer advocacy groups in announcing agreement on 18 standards that should be met in any managed-care health reforms considered by Congress. Thirteen of those 18 provisions are included in the Patient Access to Responsible Care Act, said Dr. Norwood, R-Ga.

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House Republicans put brakes on spending bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Reps. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are among a large group of conservative House Republicans that has put the brakes on a huge spending bill negotiated by their own leaders. While the Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved $279 billion for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education - the largest spending bill in the federal budget - the House was forced to put off its vote until next week.

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Agency seeking additional $3 million

...operational. The initiative "wasn't planning on spending that money all at one time," said John Stone, a spokesman for Dr. Norwood, R-Ga. "It's certainly justifiable. But at the same time ... if a lack of funds causes them to lose...

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