Grounded passengers: How annoyance can build into agony
“To ensure an on-time arrival, Delta Air Lines requests that all passengers please be present at the gate 30 minutes prior to your departure time . . .” Exactly what departure is that? The standard announcement to be on time became laughable, a sad joke for hundreds of people... Read more
HIV transmission laws: Georgia legislators to look at changes
In Georgia, spitting a piece of gum at another person could land you in jail. At least that’s the case if you’re an HIV-positive person deliberately spitting the gum at the person. Nearly 30-year-old criminal laws related to HIV are still in effect in Georgia – and a lot... Read more
People who got coverage through ACA wonder about the future
Debra Wood went to the emergency room four years ago because her abdomen was swollen and acutely painful. That led to a 12-day stay in the hospital. While she was there, she also learned that she had diabetes. Wood had no health insurance at the time, and after being... Read more
Anthem talk of pullout puts a cloud over ACA exchanges
Is Georgia’s health insurance exchange heading for another big insurer pullout? A research report last week indicated that the parent company of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia may be moving toward withdrawing from a large percentage of exchange markets nationally. In Georgia, Blue Cross is currently the... Read more
Celebration and frustration as legislative session closes
The final day of the Georgia General Assembly brought last-minute approval of some health care bills Thursday – along with disappointment over pieces of legislation that didn’t pass. The failures included the high-profile effort to halt “surprise’’ medical bills, and a proposal to require Georgia schools and day care... Read more

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