With a troubled state budget, Louisiana is banking on an extra $184 million in savings. Read more.
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Dozens of rural hospitals — many struggling to keep their doors open — could see millions of dollars in donations if a new tax credit works as hoped. Read more.
First published in the SW Georgia Health Beat on page 23. The good news is Georgia lawmakers understand something must be done to help the state’s struggling rural hospitals. Calhoun Memorial Hospital closed in Arlington in recent years, as did Flint
The Georgia House passed a bill Thursday that would allow an individual or corporation to get a state tax credit for donating money to a rural health care organization. Read more.
A state representative from metro Atlanta is proposing a measure to help fund the state’s struggling rural hospitals. Read more.
The Georgia House of Representatives today proposed increased benefits for state retirees and expanding raises to public school support workers as it put its own touches on the governor’s proposed $23.7 billion budget for 2017. State senators get a chance
You don’t have to look far to see the impact of Georgia’s hospital crisis. Five rural medical centers have closed since 2013 and nearly two thirds of the rest were in the red in 2014. Read more.
The proposed 2017 budget for the Department of Community Health directs $2.5 billion from the state general fund to operate Georgia’s Medicaid and PeachCare programs, which are expected to cover more than 2 million Georgians next year. The budget adds
The proposed budget for the 2017 fiscal year starting July 1, 2016 directs $2.59 billion from the general fund to the Department of Community Health, excluding money for attached agencies. This is an increase of $157 million, or 6.5 percent,
With 300,000 Georgians still without health care coverage, some members of the state Legislative delegation are pushing for an expansion of Medicaid for people who fall into the gap of no coverage. Read more.