Nonprofit insurer CareSource jumping into Ga. Medicaid market
A new insurer in Georgia, CareSource, currently has zero enrollees. But starting July 1, it will suddenly have at least 200,000 people in its health plan here. That’s because CareSource has been promised a minimum of 200,000 Medicaid or PeachCare enrollees, as it joins three other health insurers delivering... Read more
Hospitals relieved to see GOP health care bill withdrawn in Congress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 said the GOP proposal to replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, was withdrawn because it did not have enough votes...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

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