Insurers and care providers say efforts to fix how consumers are notified also raise concerns.
In 2011 the state, seeking to attract lower-cost insurance, enacted a law letting insurers sell any policy that they offer in other states, but no health insurer has taken advantage of it.
The lawsuits allege that the practice costs the hospitals money because the patients often spend the funds.
Louisiana’s decision to accept the federal health law program to provide coverage to more low-income residents is being watched around the South, including in Georgia, where deep-seated opposition is showing some small signs of cracks.
The new physician-led network will allow pediatricians to improve care for Georgia children by sharing best practice standards and expand their billing options for insurance, advocates say.
Freestanding emergency departments have been proposed in Georgia as a potential solution for struggling rural hospitals.
This story comes from our partner Georgia Health News. Georgia’s insurance commissioner has asked for an “emergency delay’’ of a deadline for approving proposed premiums in the state exchange – an online marketplace – set to roll out under the health reform law. The commissioner, Ralph Hudgens, cited ‘‘massive rate increases’’ in the insurers’ proposals […]
To save money, some cut procedures, such as labor and delivery services, but a growing number are forced to close.
The author of an anti-tax pledge signed by many of the nation’s GOP lawmakers says renewing the hospital tax would amount to “a violation” of their promise. Some hospitals are firing back saying the tax is needed.
This story comes from Georgia Health News, an independent, nonprofit news service. In January, Georgia had the longest waiting list in the nation for people with HIV to receive government drug assistance. At that time, the state had 1,348 people waiting to join the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). Now, less than six months later, it’s […]
New CEO John Haupert says federal and state efforts to trim the health care program for low-income residents could harm his safety-net hospital.
Marilyn Ringstaff’s clinic fills a void for low-income uninsured women in Rome, Georgia.
While insurance companies are required to accept all applicants of any employer, no matter what pre-existing health conditions are present, there may be some sticker shock on what your premium will be in January.
When a company reports that its health costs have increased by an average of less than 2 percent per year over the past decade, it makes for an interesting case study.