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Georgia To End Medicaid Payments For Some Early Births

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Georgia health officials are hoping to improve care — and save money — by steering pregnant women and doctors away from some early deliveries. Officials say the state is doing this by […]

WAOK-AM–03/25/2013

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Medicaid Tax Fix Clears Another Hurdle

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Gov. Nathan Deal’s plan to avoid losing more than $450 million in federal money for Medicaid has cleared another legislative hurdle. A House committee on Tuesday endorsed the proposal to let an […]

WAOK-AM–01/30/2013

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Medicaid Decision Could Put Area Hospitals At Risk

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) - Hospital officials and advocates for patients say Gov. Nathan Deal’s decision to reject the expansion of Medicaid prescribed by the Affordable Care Act would leave thousands of the poorest Georgians uninsured. Officials say […]

WAOK-AM–08/30/2012

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Georgia Community Health Dept. Stalls Medicaid Changes

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) - Following Gov. Nathan Deal’s lead, Georgia’s community health commissioner says the agency is holding off on a wholesale overhaul of the state’s Medicaid program because of uncertainty at the federal level. Commissioner David […]

WAOK-AM–07/13/2012

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Georgia Faces $300 Million-Plus Medicaid Shortfall

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) -  A state health official says Georgia’s massive Medicaid program is facing a shortfall of more than $300 million in the coming fiscal year. Officials say the Georgia Department of Community Health plans to […]

WAOK-AM–06/15/2012