Georgia Senator Judson Hill Introduces State Medicaid Reform Bill

ATLANTA (February 16, 2009) – Leading Georgia health-care reformer State Sen. Judson Hill (R – Marietta) introduced Senate Bill 92 as his latest initiative to improve our current state health care system and to make healthcare more accessible for all Georgians. SB 92 would transfer eligible state Medicaid and Peach Care patients’ medical coverage to a private health insurance provider with state health care funds still paying the premiums. The measure is intended to help Medicaid and Peachcare recipients obtain healthcare in the doctor’s office rather than be turned away due to low physician reimbursements pushing the recipients to the hospital emergency room for care. The measure also provides eligible recipients the opportunity to stay insured under the same plan once they move off of government assistance. Hill believes SB 92 is an essential measure to accomplish his mission of improving access to quality care and lowering health insurance costs for every Georgian. Continue reading “Georgia Senator Judson Hill Introduces State Medicaid Reform Bill”

Senate Debates Nuclear Energy Financing Bill

Sen. Chip Pearson
Sen. Chip Pearson

Georgia Power Act Passes Senate, Among Other Important Initiatives

By Sen. Chip Pearson
ATLANTA (February 13, 2009) – Consumer concerns were high on the Senate’s list of priorities this week. We engaged in a spirited debate over how to finance two nuclear generators that will be built at Plant Vogtle near Augusta. These generators will supply Georgia with new sources of energy to support our growth and economic competitiveness.

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