Jim Burress http://wvasfm.org en Something Winter This Way Comes: The South Braces For Storms http://wvasfm.org/post/something-winter-way-comes-south-braces-storms Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>The Deep South is in a big mess today. Forecasters are using words like historic, catastrophic, and unprecedented to describe the winter storm that's hitting the Southeast. Thousands of flights have been canceled today and tomorrow, and hundreds of thousands of people are without power. Some parts of Georgia could see a foot of snow and an inch of ice. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:29:00 +0000 Jim Burress 42978 at http://wvasfm.org Health Care Frustrations Turn Into Satisfaction For Ga. Man http://wvasfm.org/post/health-care-frustrations-turn-satisfaction-ga-man Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Now, we'll introduce you to someone who did successfully sign up for insurance on HealthCare.gov. Michael Lappin of Atlanta, Georgia had a reason to shop for insurance early. His husband has health care needs that made buying their insurance on the individual market difficult and expensive.<p>Jim Burress, from WABE in Atlanta, profiles the small business owner.<p>JIM BURRESS, BYLINE: Michael Lappin's Midtown Atlanta office is quiet, his mortgage brokerage small. It's just he and his husband. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:25:00 +0000 Jim Burress 38876 at http://wvasfm.org Georgia Hospital System Partners With Royal Philips http://wvasfm.org/post/georgia-hospital-system-extends-partnership-philips Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Companies that make medical equipment operate largely on a supply-and-demand model. Hospitals buy their multimillion- dollar machines, use them for a few years, and then go shopping again. In some cases, manufacturers have designed entire medical systems within a hospital.<p>Now, in what appears to be a first-of-its-kind partnership in the United States, a tech giant - Royal Philips - and a hospital system in Georgia are sharing financial risk and reward. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:06:00 +0000 Jim Burress 31412 at http://wvasfm.org Propeller Planes Come Back Amid High Fuel Prices http://wvasfm.org/post/propeller-planes-come-back-amid-high-fuel-prices Record-high fuel prices have hammered airlines, forcing executives to eliminate flights, cut back on unprofitable routes and make passengers pay for many perks that used to be free.<p>Now the airlines are looking at other ways to save money. That means a new opportunity for a plane from the past.<p>On a typical day at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the "Plane Train" ferries some 200,000 travelers a day between terminals. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:47:00 +0000 Jim Burress 19073 at http://wvasfm.org Propeller Planes Come Back Amid High Fuel Prices Georgia Immigration Law Trips Up Doctors And Nurses http://wvasfm.org/post/georgia-immigration-law-trips-doctors-and-nurses Hundreds of health care workers in Georgia are losing their licenses to practice because of a problem created by a new immigration law in the state.<p>The law requires everyone — no matter where they were born — to prove their citizenship or legal residency to renew their professional licenses.<p>With too few state workers to process the extra paperwork, licenses for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals are expiring.<p>Lisa Durden with the <a href="http://www.sos.ga.gov/plb/%20">secretary of state's office</a> says renewing a license used to be a straightforward process Mon, 12 Nov 2012 20:22:00 +0000 Jim Burress 18253 at http://wvasfm.org Georgia Immigration Law Trips Up Doctors And Nurses Dropping Legal Barriers Doesn't Guarantee Interstate Insurance Sales http://wvasfm.org/post/dropping-legal-barriers-doesnt-guarantee-interstate-insurance-sales Starting next week, any health insurer licensed in Georgia can sell policies it offers in other states to Georgians. That includes policies that don't meet minimum standards for coverage in Georgia.<p>They'll be OK for sale under a new state law that aims to increase competition and lower prices for health insurance in the state.<p>The idea appeals to Brian Mayfield who runs a <a href="http://www.ishcc.org/GA/Marietta/techquidation-inc">small company</a> in the Atlanta suburb of Woodstock that repairs and refurbishes cash registers and related equipment. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:14:00 +0000 Jim Burress 10385 at http://wvasfm.org Dropping Legal Barriers Doesn't Guarantee Interstate Insurance Sales Georgia To Begin Sales Of Cross-State Health Insurance Policies http://wvasfm.org/post/georgia-begin-sales-cross-state-health-insurance-policies Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>We're expecting soon to learn Supreme Court decisions on two gigantic cases. One case involves the Arizona immigration law. The federal government has challenged that law as an intrusion into federal authority.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Justices are also deciding the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 09:13:00 +0000 Jim Burress 10356 at http://wvasfm.org