With Donald Trump in office as president, the health care landscape is facing changes, and some may be dramatic.
The Republican-led Congress and Trump aim to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which could be a long, complicated process.
In a new GHN Commentary, Kelly McCutchen of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation says that local demonstration projects may bring savings and preventive care to states like Georgia while Congress hammers out a replacement plan.
He cites the Grady Health System proposal for a waiver to provide care coordination to uninsured Fulton and DeKalb County residents.
“This care model would emphasize preventive and wellness ...
State officials say they are able to respond immediately to reports of abuse or neglect in Georgia nursing homes, despite facing a large backlog of complaints.
The backlog of nursing home complaints coming from residents, families and others is roughly 140, the Department of Community Health says. That’s at or near a historic high, as complaints about nursing home care have risen 50 percent over the past two years, the agency said. (GHN previously reported on the backlog in this article.)
Frank Berry, new commissioner of Community Health, said complaints against nursing homes have risen nationally. “Across the country and across the ...
The CDC would lose $890 million of funding annually if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, a new report says.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 ...