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Medicaid recipients with disabilities face funding cuts under GOP bills

The potential cuts in the Medicaid program, as outlined in the GOP health care bills, have a deeply felt meaning for Mitzi Proffitt and...

Senate health insurance plan would cost Georgians

The U.S. Senate has unveiled its much-anticipated legislation to unravel the Affordable Care Act, releasing a proposal Thursday that has some key differences from...
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

New health care proposal would have big impact on Georgia

Georgians, like the rest of the nation, finally came face to face with the U.S. Senate’s long-hidden health care proposal Thursday. And one way...

Georgia children’s hospitals vulnerable to health-care reform bill

The health-care reform bill congressional Republicans passed last month particularly threatens children's hospitals in Georgia, according to a new study. Read the full article...
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

As feds consider Medicaid cuts, state pursues $48 million for school nurses

Georgia health officials may go after $48.6 million in federal healthcare funding for schools even as threatened Medicaid cuts in the Obamacare replacement could...

Georgia faces deep food stamp cuts

WASHINGTON – Georgia could lose nearly $700 million annually in food stamp funds under cuts proposed by the Trump Administration. Anti-hunger advocates fear the $193...

‘Walking Dead’ demonstrates impact of film industry

SENOIA – Not much can be seen from outside the rusted steel curtain that walls off the fictional town of Alexandria. But that didn’t matter...

How did more than 7,000 Georgians lose food stamps?

Thousands of Georgians were dropped from food stamp benefits this year – roughly 62 percent of the state’s recipients. The state told them they...

Blue Cross Blue Shield Wants Georgians to Self-Diagnose Before Heading to Emergency Room

Blue Cross Blue Shield is quietly telling its individual market patients in Georgia that it will stop reimbursing some emergency room visits. The revelation comes from the Atlanta...
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Can Georgia schools afford rising teacher benefits?

I was chatting with my AJC colleagues in the office today about possible candidates for the chief turnaround officer created by the new law...

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