Category Archives: health insurance

House Democrats Emphasize Medicaid Expansion, Military Families In Legislative Rollout

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(APN) ATLANTA — In the flurry of activity that marked the first week of the 2016 year of the 2015-2016 Legislative Session, members of the Georgia House Democratic Caucus gathered on Thursday, January 14, 2016, to announce their policy agenda.   High on the list was Medicaid expansion in Georgia, an option under the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) that Georgia […]

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APN Legislative Wrap-Up: Georgia General Assembly 2015


With additional reporting by Anna Simonton and Matthew Charles Cardinale.  Photograph by Steve Eberhardt.   (APN) ATLANTA — The Georgia General Assembly wrapped up the 2015 legislative session on Thursday, April 02, 2015.  There were a few progressive highlights in the majority-Republican Legislature, including a solar power lease agreement bill; a limited medical cannabis bill; and more flexibility for MARTA […]

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Urgent Care Clinics Keep Popping Up in Atlanta

(APN) ATLANTA — The number of Urgent Care Centers has been increasing in Atlanta over the past several years, as new options, posing alternatives to primary care, are becoming available for Atlanta consumers.   Dr. Anthony Ferrara, a pioneer specializing in the field of emergency medicine and the business of Urgent Care, and part owner of several Atlanta Urgent Care […]

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Rep. Gardner Hopeful Gov. Deal will Support Medicaid Expansion

With additional reporting by Gloria Tatum, Kevin Moran, and Matthew Charles Cardinale. (APN) ATLANTA — State Rep. Pat Gardner (D-Atlanta) says she is hopeful that Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, will change his mind over whether to expand Medicaid in Georgia pursuant to the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Currently the U.S. states are split completely in half on the […]

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Issues for 2013

  Issues for 2013 1. Education Georgia public schools have a high school graduation rate of 67.5%, the third worst in the nation. Yet the cost per public school student, $10,587, is nearly $1,000 more than the national average. Charter schools can offer parents and children an alternative to a poorly performing traditional public school. Last summer, Georgians voted to […]

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(IPS) Older, Wiser, and Living with HIV/AIDS

  ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov 26 2012 (IPS) – When HIV/AIDS first emerged in the 1980s, the stereotypical image of a person living with the disease in the United States was a young or middle-aged white homosexual male. For decades, that stigma has persisted, although today it includes people of colour. In reality, though, a near-majority of those in the U.S. […]

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