As a pediatrician, I see guns as a threat to our children
Recently I attended an American Academy of Pediatrics gathering of pediatricians representing state chapters from around the country. One of the major topics was gun violence and its impact on children. We heard from leaders in Connecticut, South Carolina and Florida about the impact on child health following mass... Read more
Georgia Legislature must act now on surprise bills, and here’s how
What good is paying for health insurance if it doesn’t cover you when you need it most? Georgia insurance companies are increasingly narrowing their coverage networks and shifting more costs to patients, even as they enjoy record profits and a financial windfall from recent tax reform legislation. Patients deserve... Read more
Legislators have chance to rein in excesses of step therapy
When the story broke last month that a former medical director for insurance giant Aetna never reviewed patients’ medical records before denying care, the news media and insurance regulators seemed shocked. But for the millions of Americans – and thousands of Georgians – who are fighting for access to... Read more
Legislators should not let hospitals reach into Georgians’ wallets
When President Barack Obama and Congress rammed through the Affordable Care Act eight years ago this month, it was adopted on the premise of bringing down health insurance costs for all Americans. But in reality, this plan, also known as “Obamacare,” transferred much of the skyrocketing cost of health... Read more
Save lives by enforcing fair compensation for mental health services
“Our citizens are dying. We must act boldly to stop it.” This statement by President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis is in response to drug overdoses now killing more people than gun homicides and car crashes combined. Since 1999, more than 620,000 people in... Read more

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