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
Recent events hearten advocates of Georgia’s rural hospitals
This week, the fortunes of rural hospitals in Georgia took a turn for the better. Voters in Monroe and Jefferson counties Tuesday approved tax increases to help preserve their rural hospitals, which are in financial danger. And a proposed tax credit upgrade for donors to rural hospitals, an idea... Read more
Georgia’s outlook uncertain if replacement for Obamacare passes
How would the new health care plan proposed by congressional Republicans affect Georgia? Much of the impact has yet to be analyzed. Under many of the plan’s elements, though, the states would be treated similarly. One striking change nationwide would fulfill a longtime GOP campaign promise: The newly unveiled... Read more
In a notoriously tough job, Grady chief survives and thrives
Five years ago, Grady Health System in Atlanta was racking up a $27 million loss. At the time, the job of Grady CEO appeared to be one of the least secure in the health industry: As of late 2011, there had been five chief executive officers in five years.... Read more
Governor hails passage of ‘provider fee’ to bolster Medicaid
Georgia lawmakers passed major health care legislation Friday, including a bill to plug a $900 million hole in the state Medicaid budget. The Georgia House voted 152-14 to approve the renewal of the hospital “provider fee” for another three years. Senate Bill 70, which passed the Senate last week,... Read more

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