Why I’m at odds with my party on health care
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” (James Baldwin)   With a proven record of cutting waste and reducing spending, I am a fiscally conservative Republican, as well as a health care professional. But the Georgia GOP legislative leadership... Read more
Another big defection from Georgia insurance exchange
Aetna says it will pull out of the insurance exchange in Georgia and 10 other states in 2017, further limiting consumers’ choice of health plans here under the Affordable Care Act. The insurance giant is following on the heels of another major insurer, UnitedHealthcare, in dropping exchange coverage for... Read more
Study projects expansion’s big impact on Georgia uninsured
Up to 5 million more Americans would have health insurance coverage if the 19 states that have not expanded Medicaid were to do so in 2017, a new study says. Among those states, Georgia would see the third-largest drop in uninsured people under Medicaid expansion, a figure of 509,000,... Read more
Ga. health care markets show improvements, but also big gaps
Seven Georgia urban markets saw general improvement in their health care systems from 2011 through 2014, according to a new national study released Thursday. But each of the seven metropolitan areas was ranked in the bottom half of the 306 U.S. communities evaluated in the Commonwealth Fund’s health system... Read more
Medicaid expansion: Much debated but still not studied in Georgia
With a troubled state budget, Louisiana is banking on an extra $184 million in savings. That’s the amount that Louisiana officials have projected the state would save by expanding its Medicaid program to low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act. The $184 million would offset some of Louisiana’s huge... Read more

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