Say ‘yes’ to expanded coverage, ‘no’ to work requirements
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle drew attention to the growing chorus of state leaders calling for expanded access to health care in Georgia when he released a statement last week outlining his perspective on a possible state Medicaid waiver. By refusing to expand Medicaid, Georgia’s leaders have for years let the federal... Read more
We need to move from chaos to health security
These are extremely uncertain times. The partisan and political divides, more akin to tribalism than ideological debates, have frozen our political leadership in a perpetual state of dysfunction. Uncertainty and failure to ensure access to health care have consequences, often life-and-death consequences, for real people. At the national level,... Read more
How to help our infants survive — and have better lives
The numbers tell the sobering story for Georgia’s infants. For too many, their “number is up” before they reach their first birthday. Georgia’s fetal death rate is well above the national average, and the state ranks 47th in the country for infant mortality. Seventy percent of Georgia infants who die before their... Read more
Doctors, insurers can strike a blow against opioid crisis
When a physician treats a patient, he or she operates under the Hippocratic Oath to do no harm to a man, woman or child. But in today’s world, where patients want an immediate cure for everything from the common cold to an aching back, patients are pushing physicians harder... Read more
IBC: A rare form of breast cancer that you and your physician should know about
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer, and according to a recent study conducted by Georgia State University, South Georgia has some of the highest numbers of IBC cases in the nation. And while certain types of breast cancer are widely known,... Read more

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