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Hospitals in Georgia, U.S. charging insurers more than twice Medicare rates, study finds

Hospitals in the United States are charging private insurers 2.5 times what they get paid under the government Medicare program for the same services,...

New $300 unemployment boost arrives but some film workers left out

Over a half-million Georgians have received their first federal unemployment insurance supplement in more than a month this week as the state Department of...

Collins campaign gobsmacked over fraudster’s dodgy UK perfume spree

WASHINGTON — Someone in the United Kingdom smells a whole lot better thanks to U.S. Rep Doug Collins’ campaign for the Senate. That’s because a...

Northern senators say Sonny Perdue’s trade-war relief favors South’s farmers

U.S. Department of Agriculture Commissioner and former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue drew withering criticism this week from senators from northern farming states who complain...

Amid campus COVID spread Georgia colleges to push for in-person class

University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley Tuesday defended his decision to bring students back to campus for in-person learning and pledged to continue...

Kemp order opens path for long-term care residents to host family, friends

More visitors will be allowed into long-term care facilities under new state guidelines issued late Tuesday. Gov. Brian Kemp authorized in-person visitation “subject to specific...

Georgia college students adapt to online classes, new kind of tests

Georgia Southern University’s Dr. Isaac Chun-Hai Fung stays away from campus these days unless he has a class to teach, and he’s not the...

State budget faces ‘steep cliff’ without renewed weekly jobless pay

The state’s revenues were up about 7% last month over the pre-pandemic August of last year, allowing Georgia to chalk up a second consecutive...

Politically connected firm earning millions in state COVID contract

A health care staffing company with strong political connections has been paid more than $40 million by the state of Georgia to supply medical...

Waiving SAT as HOPE requirement beyond 2021 an open question

Charles Mendels has helped thousands of students prepare to get into college as the founder and head tutor at Atlanta-based Access Test Prep. He and...

Secretary of state’s office says 1,000 Georgians voted twice in primary

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is asking for prosecutors to investigate more than 1,000 people suspected of committing felony voter fraud by casting...

Senate GOP emergency relief plan leaves out direct aid to states

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans unveiled their latest coronavirus relief proposal Tuesday but were met with swift objections from Democrats. The GOP plan failed to include...
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