Mark Webb ran into insurance roadblocks in two different directions. It started with trying to help his daughter Meagan find a health insurance policy when she recently moved from Florida to Canton, where he lives. Meagan found local employment, but the new job offered no health benefits. When she... Read more
The state’s waiting list for people with HIV to get government drug assistance is steadily growing — intensifying concerns that patients won’t get the medications they need. More than 1,100 Georgians are on the waiting list for the state’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). That’s the second-longest list in... Read more
This week marks the anniversary of the signing of the health care reform legislation. And the public remains as divided as ever about the law. According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll from January, 39 percent of respondents said the law was a good idea, while another 39... Read more
It appears straightforward, noncontroversial. The bill would move the state’s Public Health unit out of its current department and make it an independent agency, reporting directly to the governor. And House Bill 214 breezed through the House with a 151-9 vote, and headed to the state Senate. But some... Read more
State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is requesting an exemption from a federal health reform requirement that insurers spend at least 80 percent of their premium dollars on medical care. The exemption sought would apply to health insurance policies for individuals. Without this waiver from federal rules, Hudgens said in... Read more

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