Category Archives: health care

Bipartisan Cooperation on Health Care in Georgia, but not Medicaid Expansion

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(APN) ATLANTA — Medicaid expansion may be dead for the year, but there appears to be bipartisan cooperation on other health policy issues.   “One of the biggest concerns I have is our rural hospitals…. I have personally seen what happened when some of my friends in Dooly County, when their hospital closed. I had friends who worked there, doctors, […]

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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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SEIU Activists Across U.S. South Seek to Unseat Governors for Failure to Expand Medicaid

Photograph courtesy of Steve Eberhardt. (APN) ATLANTA — On May 31, 2014, over 250 community leaders and union activists from eight states across the U.S. South held a rally at the Martin Luther King Center to kick off a campaign to call on Southern Governors to stop denying millions of citizens access to healthcare and instead expand Medicaid under the […]

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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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(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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Thirteen Arrested in AT&T Protest held by Occupy Atlanta

(APN) ATLANTA — Thirteen people were arrested inside the lobby of the AT&T building at 675 West Peachtree Street today, Monday, February 13, 2012. The group said they would sit in the lobby until AT&T promised to not layoff 740 union workers across the southeastern United States. They sang several songs, in which they changed the lyrics. One of these […]

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