Atlanta’s air quality has improved, but the city still was given a failing grade for ozone pollution in the latest American Lung Association “State of the Air’’ report.
The annual report card tracks exposure to unhealthful levels of particle pollution (also known as soot) and ozone (smog) over a three-year period. This year’s report covers 2017-2019. That’s before the COVID-19 pandemic struck America, and led to much lower traffic levels in ...
Half of Americans take no prescription drugs. At the other end of the spectrum are people like Karen Milligan. She needs several drugs and pays a lot for them.
She has dealt with multiple sclerosis for three decades. It’s disease of the central nervous system with no cure.
At 65, Karen is seeing her drug costs continue to increase, even for the same drug she has been taking for years. Her total out-of-pocket spending for medications is running about $9,000 a year, though she’s covered by ...
By Rebecca Grapevine
Georgia’s new report on Medicaid quality, which came out more than a year late, says state officials will focus more on addressing health disparities in the public insurance program.
The report, released April 1, is a road map outlining the goals of the Georgia Medicaid program for the next two years.
It also mentions, though briefly, the Medicaid waiver plan championed by Gov. Brian Kemp. That plan to extend coverage ...
More than 40,000 Georgians have signed up for health coverage on the state exchange since a special enrollment period began in February.
That’s the third-highest total among the 36 states using federally run health insurance exchanges. Only the heavily populated states of Florida and Texas had more sign-ups, according to federal data through March 31.
The special enrollment on healthcare.gov began Feb. 15 and will continue until Aug. 15.
Ordinarily, the large share of ...
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