A new survey finds that many Georgia school systems fear that the proposed Medicaid cuts in Congress would hurt their special education programs – and the children they serve.
Most school districts responding to the survey say they receive thousands of dollars in Medicaid funding to help offset the costs of their special education programs.
Schools say they depend on the funding to help pay for expensive services, such as physical therapy and speech therapy, to their special ed students, according to the survey by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.
The Medicaid funds are not just for Georgia schools. It’s standard practice ...
A leading consumer health care advocate has jumped into the race to succeed Ralph Hudgens as Georgia’s insurance commissioner.
Cindy Zeldin, executive director of Georgians for a Healthy Future, announced Tuesday that she plans to run for the commissioner position. Her announcement came a day after Hudgens said he would not seek re-election. But Zeldin, 41, said she had been planning to run even if Hudgens stayed in the race.
She is stepping down as the leader of Georgians for a Healthy Future, an advocacy group that has strongly supported the Affordable Care Act since its enactment.
Zeldin will run as a Democrat. Hudgens is ...
Bogie lighting Bacall’s cigarette is an enduring image from the 1944 movie “To Have and Have Not.”
But especially since the 1960s, films showing constant cigarette smoking have largely vanished. The pervasive haze of smoke of the Humphrey Bogart era is a thing of the cinematic past.
Yet recent top-grossing films have gone in a different direction. The Atlanta-based CDC recently reported an increase in tobacco use in hit movies – a trend that has alarmed public health advocates.
The report says the number of individual occurrences of tobacco use in top-grossing movies increased 72 percent over six years, from 1,824 in 2010 to ...
State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said Monday that he will not seek re-election next year.
Hudgens, who is 74 and in his second term, said in a statement that he made the decision “after much thought, prayer, and discussion with my family.”
“I am immensely grateful for the opportunity that the people of this state have given me to serve in this capacity, but I look forward to retiring from elected office to spend more time with my wife, Suzanne, my four kids, and 12 grandchildren.”
Hudgens’ decision may shake up Georgia politics, and the race to succeed him is now wide open. Deputy Insurance Commissioner ...