Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia colleges need more state support, studies say

Two organizations have issued new reports reaching the same conclusion: The state of Georgia is not doing enough financially to help students graduate from...
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Opinion: Ga. should move past wait-and-see on Medicaid expansion

In 2013, Georgia leaders had the chance to prepare to accept $3 billion in federal money to expand Medicaid at the state’s first opportunity...

In some states, sales tax holidays lose luster

Consumers in 16 states can take advantage of sales tax holidays this year — going on frenzied shopping sprees to buy items such as...
Georgia Health News

Health care ideas, questions multiply at state and federal levels

The roller coaster of uncertainty over federal health care legislation may have halted, at least for now. Last week’s defeat of Senate health legislation,...
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The GOP debate over a minimum wage for cops and deputies

According to a study based on census data, recently highlighted by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, some 3,200 members of this state’s law enforcement community —...

Advocates say Medicaid cuts threaten child services

Children’s health care advocates say proposed cuts to Georgia’s insurance program for the poor will jeopardize access to basic medical services for the state’s...

Crippling Medicaid cuts could upend rural health services

Each day as Ginger Peebles watches daughter Brenlee grow, she sees the importance of having a hospital close by that delivers babies. Brenlee’s birth...

Analyst: Health bill cuts could hit South Georgia hard

Health reform bills in the House and Senate pose a serious risk to many South Georgians, say policy analysts and hospital officials. The Senate...
Georgia Health News

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...

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