ACA repeal is too great a chance to take
  Finding out that she had breast cancer shook up Jirapon Yolpan’s life. An immigrant from Thailand and a 54-year-old single mom, Jirapon had never seen a doctor in the U.S. until she received health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). After enrolling, she scheduled her first appointment,... Read more
Three reforms for Day 1, once Dr. Price is confirmed
  A physician has not taken office as Health and Human Services secretary since 1989, when Georgia’s Dr. Louis Sullivan was chosen by the first President Bush. Now another astute Georgia physician, Congressman Tom Price, is the nominee. Price brings the background of being a medical provider, understanding patient... Read more
Health care solutions we can embrace now
There is no question that Georgia’s rural hospitals are struggling. The great majority are losing money every year, and several have been forced to close. Their struggles were one of the primary reasons cited for Medicaid expansion. But before we throw money at the problem, it’s important to understand... Read more
May his memory be an inspiration
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”  These were the words spoken by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on March 25, 1966, in a speech before the Second National Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights. In... 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

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