Georgia exchange enrollment edges up as trend moderates
Close to a half-million Georgians have been enrolled for coverage for the 2017 health insurance exchange through Dec. 31. The 482,445 enrollment number, though, falls short of last year’s pace, when  511,826 Georgians had been signed up for coverage by Dec. 26. Until Wednesday’s figures were announced, Georgia’s enrollment... Read more
Commentary: Don’t rush to junk the ACA
Republicans, in control of Congress and about to take control of the presidency, have vowed to move forward on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act this year. How that will play out – and what the GOP’s replacement plan is – hasn’t yet been determined. In a new... Read more
The rush to throw out Obamacare could backfire disastrously
We are the most religious democracy in the world, and our Judeo-Christian ethic demands that we take care of the downtrodden. But we are also the only advanced democracy without universal health coverage. Are we confused . . . or just hypocrites? My bet is that we are very... Read more
Medicare safety penalties fall hard on some Georgia hospitals
Nearly one in four Georgia hospitals are being penalized by the federal government for high rates of patient injuries. Federal health officials reported that 31 of 134 Georgia hospitals analyzed, or 23 percent, had a high level of such complications, which include infections, blood clots, bedsores and falls. Of... Read more
With its future cloudy, ACA continues to draw rising enrollment
Despite the specter of repeal of the Affordable Care Act, enrollment in the health insurance exchange in Georgia shows a slight increase. Federal figures Wednesday showed 352,282 Georgians have enrolled in a 2017 health plan in the insurance exchange through Dec. 19. That total is slightly above the 345,736... Read more

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