From prices to website, Kemp waiver plan would revamp individual insurance market
Just one of Gov. Brian Kemp’s waiver proposals was unveiled Thursday. But that one part, announced at the state Capitol, is still a lot to grasp. The so-called 1332 waiver proposal is designed to make fundamental changes in the health insurance system for individuals and families in the state.... Read more
Uninsured rate for Georgia children shows troubling rise
Georgia had a spike in its rate of uninsured children between 2016 and 2018, according to a report released Wednesday. The state in 2018 had an uninsured rate among children of 8.1 percent, up from 6.7 percent two years before. Only Tennessee’s rise of 1.5 percentage points was a... Read more
Kaiser Permanente offers TRICARE option in metro Atlanta area
About 60,000 metro Atlantans who are covered by the military health care system will now have the option to get medical services from Kaiser Permanente. TRICARE is a program that provides civilian health care benefits to uniformed service members, military retirees and their families. (The program exists because of... Read more
BD agrees to new state requirements to curb ethylene oxide emissions
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. Story updated 10/29 The state of Georgia and BD have reached a last-minute agreement to stem emissions of cancer-causing ethylene oxide gas at the company’s medical sterilizing facilities east of Atlanta.... Read more
Feds warn ethylene oxide crackdown could cause shortages of medical devices
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. Medical device makers and federal regulators are on edge after the closure of two major sterilization facilities and the potential shuttering of a third next week. They’re warning of potential shortages... Read more

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