Thursday, February 28, 2013
"Ava's Law" would mean health insurers would have to cover $50,000 worth of coverage per year for children with autism.
Newly introduced Georgia Senate Bill 191 - “Ava’s Law” - has the potential to require health insurers to provide coverage for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. And that's exactly what Sen. John Albers (R –Roswell) hopes it will do. "The passage of this bill is the right thing to do," said Albers, who introduced the bill on Georgia Disabilities Day at the State Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 21. "Unlike many of our neighboring states, Georgia does not have any laws on the books that require health insurers to provide coverage for children with Autism. As this population continues to grow, it is important we act now to provide funding for the early intervention and long-term care of children living with this disease." According to the …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The nearby Alpharetta resident will run for the same seat he sought during the July 31 primary.
Ending nearly two days of speculation, Brandon Beach has announced his plans to run for the Senate District 21 seat. Beach on Wednesday evening formally made his intentions known to the public to run for the seat, which has been vacated by former Senator Chip Rogers after he abruptly resigned Tuesday afternoon. Beach, who said he's energized and ready to run for the seat, noted he wanted to thank Rogers for his service to the state. His announcement follows State Rep. Sean Jerguson's declaration of his candidacy to run for the same seat. A special election date has tentatively been set for Jan. 8, 2013. “The people of Cherokee County and north Fulton need effective representation under the Gold Dome," he added. "We need a senator who is…
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Georgia State Senate Majority leadership is on a tour of Georgia to find out what residents want state government to do for them.
Georgia State Senate Majority leadership, including Sen. Chip Rogers (District 21), Sen. John Albers (District 56) and Sen. Fran Millar (District 40) met with local residents Wednesday night for a "Solutions Summit" at the Country Club of Roswell. The purpose of the meeting was to gather ideas and solutions for current issues impacting Georgia. Nearly 100 people showed up to voice their opinions, speak with the senators personally and listen in on what others had to say during the meeting. The tour through Georgia Senate districts continues with meetings in Augusta and nearby Cherokee County this fall.