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Autistic Child Turned Away From Clinic Because It Was Over State Lines

The invisible line that separates states kept a young, autistic child from receiving the care he needed after falling down a flight of stairs.

06/06/2015

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IMS: US Prescription Drug Spending Soared 13 Percent In 2014

U.S. spending on prescription drugs soared last year, driven up primarily by costly breakthrough medicines, manufacturer price hikes and a surge from millions of people newly insured due to the Affordable Care Act.

04/14/2015

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Study: Circumcision Rates Declining Among US Males

Fewer male infants in the U.S. are being circumcised, and new research finds that nearly half of all uncircumcised males will contract a medical ailment related to their foreskin.

04/03/2014

Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?

For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.

03/20/2014

This Dec. 2, 2013 photo shows a woman reading the HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace internet site in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Ga. Republicans Moving Against Obama Health Plan

Republicans were poised Tuesday to make it even tougher for Georgia to expand a government health insurance program for the poor, undercutting a big part of an overhaul backed by Democratic President Barack Obama.

03/18/2014

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Ga. Woman Sentenced To 10 Years In Medicaid Fraud

A metro Atlanta woman convicted of fraudulently billing the Georgia Medicaid system has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

03/03/2014

Republican governors scored easy political points by rejecting President Barack Obama's plan to enroll more poor people in government health insurance. . (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Republicans Consider Mini-Bailouts For Hospitals Without Obamacare Funds

Republican governors scored easy political points by rejecting President Barack Obama’s plan to enroll more poor people in government health insurance.

02/09/2014

Atlanta State Senator Vincent Fort says "we are going to show them that God's people should not be harassed in this way." He has been an outspoken advocate for the residents of Friendship Towers. Credit:  Jean Ross CBS/Local

Real Talk w/ Rashad Richey: Moral Monday Protesters Released From the Slammer

On today’s show we had Senator Vincent Fort discuss his recent release from the Atlanta jail stemming from a protest yesterday outside of Governor Nathan Deal’s office.  Sen. Fort along with protesters from the group […]

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Georgia Moral Mondays Begin Next Week

Starting Monday, January 13, Moral Monday’s will begin in Georgia. A movement in which activists from across the state will descend on the state capitol to protest for moral issues such as Medicaid, Unemployment Benefits, […]

WAOK-AM–01/07/2014

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Ga. Dentist Pleads Guilty To Medicaid Fraud

Federal prosecutors say a metro Atlanta dentist has pleaded guilty to orchestrating a multimillion dollar Medicaid fraud scheme.

11/25/2013

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