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Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Governor Brian Kemp announced the formation of a new plan to address health care issues in Georgia. The new Georgia Pathways and Access has four goals: to reduce uninsured rates, lower insurance premiums, cut red tape, and enhance healthcare outcomes in the state. 

 

“To put it simply, Georgia Pathways and Access will provide the opportunity for thousands of hardworking Georgians to finally have health insurance coverage, while making health care affordable for millions, millions more.”

 

Gov. Kemp Announces Approval of Georgia Healthcare Reform Package

Oct 15, 2020
Office of Governor Brian Kemp

Governor Brian P. Kemp today joined Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to announce federal approval of Georgia's healthcare reform package.

Carroll Broadcasting

The Clarke County School District is making it easier than ever for students, families, and staff to receive their flu shot. 

 

The Athens-Clarke County School District is offering free flu shots to all students, family members of students, and staff. 

Appointments to receive a flu shot are available through October 28th, and locations include Winterville Elementary, H.B. Stroud Elementary, Whit Davis Elementary, Whitehead Road Elementary, and Clarke Middle School.

WILX

Last week, the Oconee County Board of Commissioners approved a measure to provide broadband internet service across the county. 

 

Partnering with Smart City Capital, the plan will last 20 years and provide broadband internet for residents and businesses.

The project will cost $4.5 million and be paid for through the 2021 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. This is an optional 1% sales tax intended to provide funding for capital projects like this.

Jerry Craig

The U.S. Census reports eight of the 15 U.S. cities with the largest population gains between 2010 and 2019 were in the south. Athens is among the cities in the nation experiencing a population increase. The personal finance website WalletHub compared 515 U.S. cities to compile its list of 2020’s Fastest-Growing Cities in America.

 

Analyst Jill Gonzalez. 

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