Commentary: A state leader’s perspective on Obamacare
The Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA or more informally as Obamacare, has now been law for seven years. But with Republicans controlling the White House and Congress, a battle is under way to repeal it and substitute another health law. In a special commentary released to... Read more
A prescription for looking beyond Obamacare
This week marks seven years since Obamacare was signed into law. Leading up to the passage of the 2,700-page legislation, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Although much has been made of Pelosi’s... Read more
Commentary: Keeping the ACA is better than the alternative
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Thursday evening on legislation that begins the process of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. The bill is supported by President Trump and congressional Republican leaders. Eliminating the ACA, though, is opposed by many organizations, large and small. Karuna... Read more
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
State shows improvement in health system scorecard
Georgia’s ranking on a health system scorecard has improved from 46th in the nation to 41st. The Commonwealth Fund’s 2017 scorecard ranked the 50 states and the District of Columbia on the most recent data available in five areas: health care access, quality, avoidable hospital use and costs, health... Read more

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