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Misty Williams

Editor and writer for Enterprise

Misty Williams is an editor and writer for the Enterprise team. She has covered health care since joining the AJC in January 2011. Previously she served as an editor at a weekly business journal and covered real estate at daily newspapers in Phoenix and Bakersfield, Calif.

Latest from Misty Williams

Health care plan collapses in major setback for Trump, GOP
 Obamacare remains the law of the land for the foreseeable future. Republicans, who have campaigned for years on a pledge to repeal the Democrats’ signature health law, saw their efforts collapse in dramatic fashion on Friday. Just minutes before the U.S. House was set to vote, Republican leaders yanked their replacement bill conceding...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Obamacare remains the law of the land for the foreseeable future. Republicans, who have campaigned for years on a pledge to repeal the Democrats’ signature health law, saw their efforts collapse in dramatic fashion on Friday. Just minutes before the U.S. House was set to vote, Republican leaders yanked their replacement bill conceding...
Trump ‘disappointed’ by GOP failure to pass health plan
 House Republican leaders have shelved legislation that would repeal and replace Obamacare after failing to muster enough support from within their own party. “This is a setback no two ways about it,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said at a Capitol Hill news conference late Friday.   “We just didn’t quite get...

Posted: 17 hours ago

House Republican leaders have shelved legislation that would repeal and replace Obamacare after failing to muster enough support from within their own party. “This is a setback no two ways about it,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said at a Capitol Hill news conference late Friday.   “We just didn’t quite get...
BREAKING: Reoublicans pull health care bill amid internal revolt
 4:13 p.m.  Republican House leaders withdrew a vote on their GOP health plan after they failed to win over enough support in their own ranks. President Donald Trump - who just a day ago had demanded a vote on the bill - agreed with the decision. “This is a setback no two ways about it,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said at a Capitol...

Posted: 23 hours ago

4:13 p.m.  Republican House leaders withdrew a vote on their GOP health plan after they failed to win over enough support in their own ranks. President Donald Trump - who just a day ago had demanded a vote on the bill - agreed with the decision. “This is a setback no two ways about it,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said at a Capitol...
GOP scrambles to save health bill
 Republican leaders late Thursday conceded major changes to their Obamacare replacement plan in a last-minute effort to win over holdouts within the GOP who had opposed the bill. The biggest change to the plan: eliminating “essential health benefits” such as maternity care and mental health services, which Obamacare requires insurers...

Posted: a day ago

Republican leaders late Thursday conceded major changes to their Obamacare replacement plan in a last-minute effort to win over holdouts within the GOP who had opposed the bill. The biggest change to the plan: eliminating “essential health benefits” such as maternity care and mental health services, which Obamacare requires insurers...
Vote on GOP health plan delayed, staunch conservatives remain opposed
 Freedom Caucus leader Mark Meadows said late Thursday afternoon that Republicans would “get to the finish line” on the GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill, following a meeting with his fellow caucus members. But it wasn’t immediately clear when -- or if -- the House may vote on the plan. A vote was originally set...

Posted: a day ago

Freedom Caucus leader Mark Meadows said late Thursday afternoon that Republicans would “get to the finish line” on the GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill, following a meeting with his fellow caucus members. But it wasn’t immediately clear when -- or if -- the House may vote on the plan. A vote was originally set...
GOP health bill: As vote looms, a race to rein in the holdouts
 The Republican push to repeal Obamacare — a move that could affect access to health care for hundreds of thousands of Georgians — appeared to be in jeopardy on Wednesday as the GOP struggled to win over holdouts within its own ranks. But there were signs late Wednesday that the White House was willing to alter the measure...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Republican push to repeal Obamacare — a move that could affect access to health care for hundreds of thousands of Georgians — appeared to be in jeopardy on Wednesday as the GOP struggled to win over holdouts within its own ranks. But there were signs late Wednesday that the White House was willing to alter the measure...
Could changes to GOP health plan help older Georgians, Trump voters?
 A series of changes to the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan -- aimed at winning over hard-line conservatives -- could provide more financial aid to older Americans to help buy them insurance. The move announced Monday night could bolster tax credits for people ages 50 to 64, many of them working class who voted for Donald Trump. The...

Posted: 3 days ago

A series of changes to the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan -- aimed at winning over hard-line conservatives -- could provide more financial aid to older Americans to help buy them insurance. The move announced Monday night could bolster tax credits for people ages 50 to 64, many of them working class who voted for Donald Trump. The...
Health care plan stings S. Georgia Trump voters
 U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will try to change the GOP health care plan to provide more aid to older Americans. That’s good news for Kenneth Peek, a South Georgia farmer who was hoping the new plan would give him a break. Peek is among those South Georgians coming to terms with the GOP plan. In it’s current...

Posted: 4 days ago

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will try to change the GOP health care plan to provide more aid to older Americans. That’s good news for Kenneth Peek, a South Georgia farmer who was hoping the new plan would give him a break. Peek is among those South Georgians coming to terms with the GOP plan. In it’s current...
Trump voters in South Georgia come to terms with GOP health plan
 Kenneth Peek had a rough year. The South Georgia farm where he and his wife grow corn, wheat and soybeans faced a drought and lost money in 2016. So he’s working construction jobs to make ends meet. The 64-year-old hoped to catch a break on his health care costs. He has insurance through the Affordable Care Act, better known as...

Posted: 6 days ago

Kenneth Peek had a rough year. The South Georgia farm where he and his wife grow corn, wheat and soybeans faced a drought and lost money in 2016. So he’s working construction jobs to make ends meet. The 64-year-old hoped to catch a break on his health care costs. He has insurance through the Affordable Care Act, better known as...
Hundreds of thousands could lose insurance in Georgia under GOP plan
 An estimated 750,000 Georgians — many of them poor and older — could lose their health insurance under the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan, a new analysis shows. The data offers a first glimpse into how the GOP plan could fundamentally change access to health care in the Peach State. Georgia already...

Posted: 9 days ago

An estimated 750,000 Georgians — many of them poor and older — could lose their health insurance under the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan, a new analysis shows. The data offers a first glimpse into how the GOP plan could fundamentally change access to health care in the Peach State. Georgia already...
Republican health plan advances amid questions on impact, cost
 Thousands of poor, older Georgians could lose their health insurance in the coming years, while adults who are younger and make more money could be eligible for financial help to buy coverage. Those are just some of the myriad ways Republicans’ Obamacare replacement plan could fundamentally change access to health care in the Peach...

Posted: 14 days ago

Thousands of poor, older Georgians could lose their health insurance in the coming years, while adults who are younger and make more money could be eligible for financial help to buy coverage. Those are just some of the myriad ways Republicans’ Obamacare replacement plan could fundamentally change access to health care in the Peach...