Senate narrowly moves ACA repeal bill forward
Senate Republicans took a dramatic step toward fulfilling their promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday by approving a motion to begin debate on a health care overhaul. The 50-50 vote on the procedural motion forced a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence. Sen. John McCain,... Read more
Ga. schools would be vulnerable to Medicaid cuts, survey says
A new survey finds that many Georgia school systems fear that the proposed Medicaid cuts in Congress would hurt their special education programs – and the children they serve. Most school districts responding to the survey say they receive thousands of dollars in Medicaid funding to help offset the... Read more
New Senate bill would allow cheaper, stripped-down health plans
The revised U.S. Senate health care legislation, released Thursday, shows some significant changes from the earlier version that ran into political roadblocks. The new draft bill would let insurers sell stripped-down, cheaper health plans that don’t comply with current benefit requirements, such as coverage of maternity and mental health care.... Read more
Medicaid adjustment benefit? Bill could give break to Georgia
Tucked inside the U.S. Senate health care bill is a little-discussed provision that could benefit Georgia, according to a conservative organization. The overall Senate legislation continues to be in flux as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) searches for votes to pass it. Still, the current Senate version – like the House... Read more
Pediatricians worry about what Senate bill would do to Medicaid
Two of three Medicaid beneficiaries in Georgia are children. The national average is lower, with 43 percent of Medicaid beneficiaries being kids, but the numbers are still huge. So when cuts to the government program are proposed, as is the case with Republican health care legislation in Congress, many... Read more

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