4 insurers submit rates for 2019 Ga. exchange
Four health insurers have submitted proposed rates to the state insurance department to offer coverage in next year’s exchange in Georgia. The state agency, which must approve or reject the proposals, said Friday that it had not yet had time to study them. The four companies – Kaiser, Blue Cross and... Read more
Experimental dressings could heal wounds better and cheaper
When you nick your finger on a piece of paper or bump into a table and get a bruise, your body has a natural healing process to close up cuts and repair small wounds. But when big gashes or serious wounds happen, however, the body may need help with... Read more
Abrams pushing health care as a key issue in her campaign for governor
Stacey Abrams is making health care a central issue of her campaign for Georgia governor. The Democratic nominee this week issued a statement reiterating her call for the state to expand its Medicaid program. Abrams also pointed to gains from the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, especially... Read more
Lee County will get its hospital, but what will that mean?
With the last legal hurdle now eliminated, the Lee County hospital project has a smooth path ahead. The Dougherty County Commission late Monday dropped its lawsuit against the state for awarding a license, or certificate of need (CON), for the Lee County Medical Center. The suit had been the last barrier... Read more
Number of uninsured kids in Georgia down sharply under ACA
The state has seen a decrease of more than 85,000 in its number of uninsured children since the Affordable Care Act was implemented, a new report says. Georgia had the fourth-highest such decrease among states from 2013 to 2016, said the report from the University of Minnesota’s State Health... Read more

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