October brings some scary sights: ghosts, goblins . . . and open enrollment packages. Not that they’re related. Still, this month kicks off open enrollment season, when many of us dread the annual confrontation with our employer health benefits plan. Typically during this time, you find that the costs... Read more
Georgia doesn’t meet requirements on consumers’ ability to get a third-party review of their appeals against an insurer’s coverage decisions, a federal agency has ruled. Sixteen other states also failed to meet the federal criteria. The 2010 health reform law gives people in group and individual health plans the... Read more
As a boomer who came of age before the dawn of the personal computer, I can barely do the basics on my smartphone. The idea of downloading apps is usually beyond my limited abilities. But thanks to the help of an app-savvy teenager, my smartphone now can provide real-time... Read more
The state has made significant progress toward meeting the goals of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to improve services for people with mental illness and developmental disabilities, an independent report says. But the Oct. 5 report, by independent reviewer Elizabeth Jones, is critical of some community... Read more
Georgia has a medical export problem. Three of every four graduates of Georgia medical schools this year went to do their residency training in other states. That’s important because the bulk of physicians end up practicing within 60 miles of where they did their training. And Georgia is also mired... Read more

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