Earlier this week, the Georgia Hospital Association convened a meeting in Macon of representatives of hospitals across the state. The topic was taxes. But not the kind that individuals and corporations pay. The Georgia General Assembly earlier this year passed a tax on hospitals to help fill a financial hole... Read more
The volatile battleground on health care reform shifted to Florida on Thursday with a court hearing on the Affordable Care Act. Judge Roger Vinson of the federal district court in Pensacola is hearing arguments from the Justice Department and from attorneys representing 20 states – including Georgia – who... Read more
Georgians can now find out how their individual county stacks up against other counties in the state – and in the rest of the nation – on important public health measures. Partner Up for Public Health, an advocacy campaign, has introduced a database and interactive map that analyzes the... Read more
Judge Henry Hudson’s ruling Monday against the health reform law’s requirement for people to buy insurance gave Republicans some new momentum in their repeal efforts. The Associated Press cites a renewed sense of uncertainly about President Obama’s signature legislation, but also points out that the insurance-buying mandate is not... Read more
The Good News Clinics began treating low-income patients in a community center at a Gainesville housing project in 1992. Now, in a location that resembles a regular doctor’s office, Good News is the largest full-service free clinic in Georgia, handling more than 1,500 medical and dental visits every month.... Read more

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