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Elly Yu

Reporter

Elly Yu is a reporter at WABE, where she first got her start in public radio as an graduate student intern in 2013. Since then, she’s reported for WNYC, NPR, and Marketplace among others.  In 2014, Elly was awarded with an immigration reporting fellowship from the Institute for Justice and Journalism.

Elly holds a bachelor’s in international relations from the University of Southern California, and a master’s in journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she co-hosted a podcast. 

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Since Congress has failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Georgia Republican lawmakers are exploring ways to access more federal money under the current law, including Medicaid “waivers.” 

State Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Buford, chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, said the state is in a crisis, citing rural hospital closures in recent years and high healthcare costs.  

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The future of a program that protects young immigrants from deportation is uncertain. Last week, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told a group of lawmakers that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, will likely not stand up in the courts.

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That has Jessica Colotl concerned about what’s next. 

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia is proposing an average increase of 40 percent to insurance premiums on the individual marketplace next year through the Affordable Care Act. The proposed rate hikes come as Congress continues to debate health care.

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A state lawmaker and advocates fighting the opioid addiction crisis in Georgia say they're hoping for more resources in the U.S. Senate's health plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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At a press conference Friday surrounded by loved ones of people who died of opioid overdoses in Georgia, state Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Buford, said the state is “in the throes” of an epidemic.

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As the U.S. Senate works on a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, voters in Georgia's 6th Congressional District are paying attention.

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The issue of health care has loomed over the race between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff, who face each other in a runoff on Tuesday. First, the reason there is a special election in the 6th District is because former Congressman Tom Price resigned to become the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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