The CDC would lose $890 million of funding annually if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, a new report says. That’s 12 percent of the Atlanta-based agency’s budget.
And states would lose more than $3 billion over the next five years — from grants and programs supported by the Prevention Fund, which is part of the ACA. That would include $20 million in public health funding to Georgia each year over five years, or a total of $100 million, the report says.
The report from the Trust for America’s Health, released Tuesday, comes amid Republican efforts to repeal the federal health reform ...
Born in Macon, one of four girls raised by a single mother, Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice has met every challenge with dedication, service and success.
Montgomery Rice is now president and dean of Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta — the first woman to hold that prestigious position.
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Montgomery Rice is being honored as an award recipient of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans in 2017, an honor bestowed upon leaders over the last 70 years. Ten to 12 leaders are selected annually.
The Horatio Alger Award recognizes exceptional leadership, and recipients have a strong commitment ...
Monday is the day when the nation pauses to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the world-renowned civil rights leader from Georgia.
In a new GHN Commentary, Dr. Harry Heiman of Morehouse School of Medicine notes that King took an expansive view of human rights. Heiman points out that 50 years ago, MLK spoke eloquently against “injustice in health care.”
With Congress moving toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, Heiman says that doing so without “a carefully planned and vetted replacement is both dangerous and irresponsible.”
“50 years after Dr. King’s speech, inequality and injustice in health and health care continue to affect ...
The lawmaker who created Georgia’s new tax credit program for rural hospitals wants to boost the incentives for donors.
State Rep. Geoff Duncan, a Cumming Republican, has introduced a House bill that would raise the tax credit from 70 percent to 90 percent for individuals and corporations who donate money to rural hospitals.
Duncan’s original tax credit program was approved last year by the Georgia General Assembly.
He told GHN on Thursday that while the idea has generated strong interest, the current tax credit figure isn’t high enough to attract donations. “The early feedback from corporations is that it’s too big of a ...