When Obamacare saves hospitals millions

2:19 pm Mar. 30, 2015

While scoping out the Brunswick News piece on state Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine, and the fight he’s picked with Catholics, another headline caught my eye.

‘Obamacare saving hospitals millions’ was the header for a look at Southeast Georgia Health System, operator of hospitals in Brunswick and St. Marys.

Here are what we would call the nut paragraphs:

During a 10-month period that ended Feb. 28, uncompensated medical costs shouldered by the

Defusing the ‘religious liberty’ fight, Part II

8:54 am Mar. 30, 2015

Before this morning’s meeting of the House Judiciary Committee was cancelled, former state lawmaker Edward Lindsey sent an email to its members – another attempt by the Atlanta attorney to mediate a solution to the

Atlanta’s 2019 Super Bowl bid becomes a pawn in ‘religious liberty’ fight

7:04 pm Mar. 29, 2015

If you didn’t see this one coming, allow us to recommend a decent optometrist. These paragraphs are from a letter sent today from Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, to Roger Goodell, commissioner of the National Football League, address SB 129, Georgia’s “religious liberty” bill:

…Atlanta is a top contender for the Super Bowl in 2019, but this law directly contradicts the NFL’s nondiscrimination policy and values of acceptance

House committee cancels Monday meeting to revive ‘religious liberty’ bill

5:51 pm Mar. 29, 2015

The AJC’s Aaron Gould Sheinin has some breaking news below. You can bet that it has at least something to do Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s refusal this morning to say whether his state’s new “religious liberty” law gives legal protection to those who discriminate against gays and lesbians — not to mention the fallout that state is now experiencing. See the video above, and Sheinin’s report here:

A specially called

Hints of a House Republican split over ‘religious liberty’ bill

5:48 pm Mar. 27, 2015

Today’s developments on the “religious liberty” front include two signs of a deep House Republican split over the issue:

A) Chairman Wendell Willard announced a 10 a.m. Monday meeting of the House Judiciary Committee, reportedly to revisit the anti-discrimination clause that gutted SB 129, which is now tabled.

B) Then consider this Tweet from state Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, the sponsor of SB 129, to our AJC colleague Kristina Torres:

The House majority