Three reforms for Day 1, once Dr. Price is confirmed
  A physician has not taken office as Health and Human Services secretary since 1989, when Georgia’s Dr. Louis Sullivan was chosen by the first President Bush. Now another astute Georgia physician, Congressman Tom Price, is the nominee. Price brings the background of being a medical provider, understanding patient... Read more
State insurance chief asks Congress to allow more local control
Georgia’s insurance commissioner wants Republicans in Congress to allow states more flexibility in setting their own health insurance rules. Ralph Hudgens, who has long opposed the Affordable Care Act, also says that when it is repealed, as is likely, the federal government should fund state “high-risk’’ insurance pools for... Read more
Commentary: Health care solutions we can embrace now
With Donald Trump in office as president, the health care landscape is facing changes, and some may be dramatic. The Republican-led Congress and Trump aim to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which could be a long, complicated process. In a new GHN Commentary, Kelly McCutchen of the... Read more
Health care solutions we can embrace now
There is no question that Georgia’s rural hospitals are struggling. The great majority are losing money every year, and several have been forced to close. Their struggles were one of the primary reasons cited for Medicaid expansion. But before we throw money at the problem, it’s important to understand... Read more
Commentary: To honor MLK, don’t be reckless on ACA repeal
Monday is the day when the nation pauses to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the world-renowned civil rights leader from Georgia. In a new GHN Commentary, Dr. Harry Heiman of Morehouse School of Medicine notes that King took an expansive view of human rights. Heiman points out that... Read more

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