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
Worst complaints about nursing homes getting swift attention despite backlog, state says
State officials say they are able to respond immediately to reports of abuse or neglect in Georgia nursing homes, despite facing a large backlog of complaints. The backlog of nursing home complaints coming from residents, families and others is roughly 140, the Department of Community Health says. That’s at... 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
May his memory be an inspiration
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”  These were the words spoken by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on March 25, 1966, in a speech before the Second National Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights. In... Read more

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