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MILLIONS MORE AMERICANS SET TO GAIN HEALTH COVERAGE THROUGH MEDICAID EXPANSION

By   /  December 11, 2013  /  Politics, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet CONGRESSMAN BISHOP URGES GEORGIA TO EXPAND MEDICAID SO THAT 478,000 MORE GEORGIANS CAN GAIN HEALTH COVERAGE ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) highlighted recent data that shows that there would be 478,000 fewer uninsured Georgians by 2016 if Georgia takes advantage of the Medicaid expansion opportunity provided under the Affordable [...]

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Georgia Should Expand Medicaid

By   /  December 5, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet I’m sure you’ve heard the saying: this is a no-brainer… we’ve got a dollar waiting on a dime? This is the situation we are in with Governor Deal and the state’s GOP refusing to accept expanded Medicaid, paid for with federal dollars. Georgia is home to the fifth largest uninsured population in the country [...]

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Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids Applications Now Available Online

By   /  October 1, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – The Georgia Departments of Human Services and Community Health are pleased to announce the addition of the Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® applications to the COMPASS.GA.GOV website. Georgians will now have a simpler and more accessible application process for Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids with the inclusion of [...]

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Affordable Care Act takes effect soon

By   /  July 22, 2013  /  Buddy Carter  /   Comments

Tweet by State Senator Buddy Carter In less than 70 days, one of the fundamental components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare as it is often referred to as, is set to begin. On October 1st of this year, open enrollment for the health insurance exchanges is slated to start.

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40 Days at the Capitol- Installment 1

By   /  January 21, 2013  /  Buddy Carter  /   Comments

Tweet To our readers: State Senator Buddy Carter (R- Pooler) will be reporting each week during the Legislative Session. The session began January 14, 2013 and is expected to last until the latter days of March. Day 1 (Monday, January 14, 2013): Although we have been out of session since March 29th of last year, [...]

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Senate Dems Respond With Sharp Criticism to Guv’s Decision on State Health Exchanges

By   /  November 17, 2012  /  Press Releases, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Fort says, Deal ignored blue ribbon panel recommendations Atlanta, Ga. – November 16, 2012 – The Senate Democrats were quick to respond with sharp criticism over Gov. Nathan Deal’s unilateral decision refusing to participate in the state health care exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  “It is unfortunate that the Governor has [...]

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Is it a fee or is it a tax?

By   /  October 3, 2012  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off

Tweet By Senator Buddy Carter If we don’t renew it and therefore forgo the federal match dollars, what impact will it have on our state’s hospitals?   If we don’t renew it and still try to draw down federal dollars, what impact will it have on our state’s budget?

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No Rush To Obamacaid

By   /  April 22, 2012  /  Charlie Harper, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     The Health Care Reform Law is more commonly known as the now pejorative Obamacare moniker, and is in the process of being phased in as the overriding health care policy of choice.  While much of the publicity regarding the law and its legality has focused on the individual mandate, the sweeping reforms [...]

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