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Ga. health care enrollment surpasses 55,000

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:49am

 

 

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

This period came after regular open enrollment ended in February.

The signups during the special period included people who lost job-based coverage, got married or had a baby since late February.

Overall, more than 940,000 Americans took advantage of these changes in circumstances to obtain coverage in 37 states that use the federal exchange, part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Charleston schools ban Confederate flag

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 7:49am

 

 

 

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Public schools in the South Carolina city where nine black church members were shot and killed earlier this year have banned students from displaying emblems with the Confederate flag.

 

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the Charleston County School District code of conduct for the school year that began this week prohibits students from wearing clothing, jewelry or other apparel bearing the image of the Confederate flag.

 

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