Hospitals relieved to see GOP health care bill withdrawn in Congress
The state’s hospital industry is breathing easier after U.S. House leaders pulled their health care proposal before a scheduled vote Friday. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the GOP proposal to replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, was withdrawn because it did not have enough votes... Read more
Commentary: A state leader’s perspective on Obamacare
The Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA or more informally as Obamacare, has now been law for seven years. But with Republicans controlling the White House and Congress, a battle is under way to repeal it and substitute another health law. In a special commentary released to... Read more
A prescription for looking beyond Obamacare
This week marks seven years since Obamacare was signed into law. Leading up to the passage of the 2,700-page legislation, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Although much has been made of Pelosi’s... Read more
Payment confusion: How a Medicaid rate gap squeezes some doctors
Dr. Raj Miniyar, a Rome pediatrician, opened a new practice in nearby Trion a year ago. That office became the only pediatric practice in Trion, in the center of a rural county in northwest Georgia where 28 percent of children live in poverty. Miniyar says that when he sees... Read more
Deal supports alternative to ACA . . . if it’s fair to Georgia
Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday that he supports congressional Republicans’ effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but also said he wants more details on the GOP plan to replace the law – and its potential effects on Georgia. “We’re still looking at the implications’’ of the American Health... Read more

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