A raft of health bills dealing with social issues were moving forward as a hectic Crossover Day came to a close at the state Legislature. To have a shot at becoming a law, bills had until Wednesday — Crossover Day, or Day 30 of the 40-day General Assembly session... Read more
Healthy young brains a key to Georgia’s future
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Those words are from 19th-century writer and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who had to personally overcome the burden of being born and raised in slavery. But they are still relevant today: They were used to introduce a recent... Read more
The 2010 health reform law created several changes in the health insurance market, not all of them intended. An unintended consequence of the Affordable Care Act was a halt in sales of “child-only’’ policies in Georgia and other states. These policies are usually bought by parents who have an... Read more
State officials have created a third task force to discuss proposals  for a revamp of Medicaid and PeachCare services in Georgia. The new grouping will focus on children and families. Like the other two task forces, members will be asked to give input on a consulting firm’s report on... Read more
Another report recommending big changes in Georgia Medicaid and PeachCare has been released, ahead of the state’s own analysis of the two health insurance programs. The new report, from the consumer advocacy groups Voices for Georgia’s Children and Georgians for a Healthy Future, calls for more streamlined enrollment, stronger... Read more

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