Kids with COVID: Georgia case rate higher than national average
Georgia’s rate of COVID-19 cases among children is greater than the national average, according to a new report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association. Nationally, more than 97,000 new child cases were reported in a two-week period ending July 30, the report said. That’s... Read more
Prices on Georgia’s insurance exchange shaping up to stay fairly stable
People seeking coverage in the Georgia health insurance exchange for 2021 will see moderate price increases and a similar choice of plans. All six insurers that offer health plans in this year’s exchange are returning to the market for 2021 coverage, according to initial filings with the state insurance... Read more
Record daily number of COVID-19 deaths reported in Georgia
Georgia reported Friday what appears to be the highest single-day total of deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. The 92 fatalities weren’t a sudden spike, but continue a daily trend of high numbers of deaths since late July. The state reported 94 deaths on April 20, but now... Read more
Kemp vetoes bill to increase oversight of health care contracts
Story updated Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday vetoed a bill that aimed to bring more transparency and accountability to contractors for state health care plans. House Bill 991 would have allowed a newly formed committee to examine records related to health care contractors for the state and compel the... Read more
State reaches 200,000 COVID-19 case mark; county hot spots remain 
Georgia has passed the 200,000 mark in COVID-19 cases and is close to exceeding 4,000 deaths from the virus. The state Department of Public Health, in its Wednesday report, said that COVID-19 cases increased by 3,817 in the past day to reach 201,713, less than one month after the... Read more

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