Stories by Andy Miller

More Georgia hospital mergers loom

ATLANTA -- Up until now, Northside Hospital has stayed relatively quiet in the almost frantic rush by metro Atlanta hospital systems to seek mergers or acquisitions.
By Andy Miller

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Ga. nursing home groups taps leader

ATLANTA -- The state's powerful nursing home association has named a Florida industry leader as its new president and CEO.
By Andy Miller

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Budget focus includes Medicaid growth

ATLANTA -- The state's Department of Community Health is asking for additional state funds to cover projected Georgia enrollment for Medicaid and PeachCare, which for the first time will exceed 2 ...
By Andy Miller

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Ga. teen rests after plague scare

The first Georgia patient ever diagnosed with the plague is recovering at home after a week in a Thomasville hospital.
By Andy Miller

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

Georgia pediatricians form network

ATLANTA - More than 1,100 Georgia pediatricians have joined a new physician-led network that aims to improve quality of care and eventually contract for payments from insurers.
By Andy Miller

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

Georgia patient tests for plague

ATLANTA -- Public health officials said Wednesday that initial tests have identified a case of plague in Georgia.
By Andy Miller

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

Ga. ACA enrollment surpasses 55,000

ATLANTA -- More than 55,000 Georgians signed up for health insurance exchange coverage during a "special" four-month period through the end of June.
By Andy Miller

Friday, Aug 14, 2015

Ga. argues against Medicaid 'waiver'

ATLANTA -- The state's Medicaid agency has all but ruled out Grady Health System's "waiver'' proposal to cover more uninsured Georgians.
By Andy Miller

Good news for state employees on insurance

ATLANTA -- Most schoolteachers and state employees will see lower premiums for health care under their 2016 benefits plan unveiled Thursday.
By Andy Miller

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Data breach affects thousands

ATLANTA -- About 3,000 Georgians have been told that some of their health information was inadvertently disclosed.
By Andy Miller

Monday, July 27, 2015

Mega-merger would bolster Blue Cross in Georgia

ATLANTA — Anthem’s agreement to buy Cigna for $48 billion, if consummated, would cement the dominant position of Georgia’s leading health insurer.
By Andy Miller

Monday, July 13, 2015

The sad rate of mothers dying in childbirth

ATLANTA -- "Maternal mortality" has haunted Georgia public health and medical officials for years.
By Andy Miller

Monday, June 29, 2015

Smoking not extinguished in bars, restaurants

ATLANTA -- Ten years ago, the Georgia Legislature passed a law prohibiting smoking in bars and restaurants. It was promoted as a way to improve "the health, comfort and environment'' of Georgians.
By Andy Miller

Friday, June 19, 2015

Deadline looms for Georgia, Feds

Georgia is "waiting to hear'' from the U.S. Department of Justice about what the federal agency plans to do after the June 30 expiration of the settlement agreement.
By Andy Miller

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ga. below average on injury related deaths

ATLANTA -- Georgia trails the nation in one statistic ... and it's a good thing.
By Andy Miller

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Program helps parents help children

Early wanderings by a child are a challenge for any parent, but in some cases, they can be especially dangerous.
By Andy Miller

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Synthetic marijuana dangers rising

ATLANTA -- Georgia and other states are seeing a rise in poison center calls that are linked to use of synthetic marijuana.
By Andy Miller

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Governor names human services chief

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal's choice to head the Department of Human Services would take over an agency that has been under considerable pressure in recent years.
By Andy Miller

Monday, June 8, 2015

Feds make pitch for Ga. Medicaid expansion

ATLANTA -- The Obama administration rolled out new statistics this month to buttress the argument that Georgia should expand its Medicaid program.
By Andy Miller

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Health insurance costs spike

ATLANTA -- Many Georgians could face double-digit increases in their health insurance premiums next year, based on initial rates sought by insurers.
By Andy Miller
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