Tag Archives: Healthcare reform

Senate approves physician, dentist licensing bill

Senate passes bill that would allow doctors and dentists to be licensed by the state even if they decline to participate in the federal healthcare reform act . . .

Tags: Greg Goggans , Healthcare reform , Medicaid , Medicare , professional licenses

Political Notes – Democrats back federal healthcare law

Democratic legislators have joined their counterparts from other states to sign a “friend of the court” brief supporting the federal healthcare reform act . . .

Tags: Affordable Care Act , Brian Kemp , Democratic legislators , Healthcare reform , Macon judgeship

Political Notes – Deal, like other governors, bypasses Legislature on healthcare reform

Other governors take the same approach as Georgia’s Nathan Deal to get the work started on implementing a health insurance exchange; Herman Cain’s accuser reportedly wants to talk about the sexual harassment allegation . . .

Tags: business climate ranking , health insurance exchange , Healthcare reform , Herman Cain , Nathan Deal , sexual harassment

Health insurance exchange slowly taking shape

Although the tea partiers don’t like it, Georgia is moving ahead with plans to establish a health insurance exchange that is a key provision of the federal healthcare act . . .

Tags: ACA , Cindy Zeldin , Gerry Purcell , health insurance exchange , Healthcare reform , Nathan Deal , Pat Gardner

Political Notes — Perry swings at Romney, gets swung at in return

Rick Perry and Mitt Romney take jabs at each other as the Texas governor drops by Georgia to talk about policy matters . . .

Tags: Buddy Carter , EPD , Georgia Rural Health Association , GOP nomination , Healthcare reform , King America Finishing , Mitt Romney , Ogeechee River fish kill , Rick Perry , small business grant , troy davis

Barrow’s attacked over an issue he didn’t support

Democratic Rep. John Barrow is already the subject of attack ads over the healthcare reform act — which he voted against . . .

Tags: 12th Congressional District , Healthcare reform , John Barrow , Lee Anderson , NRCC

Appeals court rejects insurance mandate, okays rest of healthcare act

A divided panel of appellate court judges based in Atlanta strikes down the health insurance mandate in the federal healthcare reform act, but rules the rest of the law can stand . . .

Tags: 11th Circuit Court of Appeals , Healthcare reform , Nathan Deal , Sam Olens

Political Notes – Olens launches another attack on healthcare reform

Attorney General Sam Olens is already involved in one lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the federal healthcare reform law, but he’s joined in on a similar lawsuit filed in Missouri . . .

Tags: David Plouffe , gay restaurant , Healthcare reform , Mike Berlon , Missouri lawsuit , Nathan Deal , Nick Ayers , Robert Brown , Sam Olens , Tim Pawlenty

Federal appeals court upholds Obama healthcare act

In a case that’s headed to the U.S. Supreme Court for a final ruling, federal appeals court judges uphold the constitutionality of the healthcare reform law . . .

Tags: 6th Circuit Court of Appeals , Barack Obama , Healthcare reform

Political Notes – Deal names panel to study insurance exchange

Gov. Nathan Deal appoints a study committee to advise him on whether the state should establish and administer its own health insurance exchange as part of the federal healthcare act . . .

Tags: fundraising , Healthcare reform , insurance exchange , Nathan Deal