Our CON laws are working, and we need to keep them
For the past few decades, there has been a push at many levels to do away with government regulations on business. This effort has only increased recently. Along these lines, every year or two, some state politician suggests doing away with Georgia’s Certificate of Need (CON) laws, which regulate... Read more
The rush to throw out Obamacare could backfire disastrously
We are the most religious democracy in the world, and our Judeo-Christian ethic demands that we take care of the downtrodden. But we are also the only advanced democracy without universal health coverage. Are we confused . . . or just hypocrites? My bet is that we are very... Read more
Why I’m at odds with my party on health care
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” (James Baldwin)   With a proven record of cutting waste and reducing spending, I am a fiscally conservative Republican, as well as a health care professional. But the Georgia GOP legislative leadership... Read more
As a retired health care executive and former state employee, I appreciated the GHN interview with Gov. Nathan Deal. So much so that I would like to comment on a few of the remarks he made. He indicates that Medicaid expansion would add 620,000 people to our Medicaid rolls,... Read more
The health policy role of a county commissioner is much more complicated than most people realize. As a member of a board of commissioners, you have to make decisions based on the needs of your community, rather than on increasing the organization’s bottom line, as for-profit companies do. What... Read more

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