Pediatricians worry about what Senate bill would do to Medicaid
Two of three Medicaid beneficiaries in Georgia are children. The national average is lower, with 43 percent of Medicaid beneficiaries being kids, but the numbers are still huge. So when cuts to the government program are proposed, as is the case with Republican health care legislation in Congress, many... Read more
Grady gets big corporate grant to help fight HIV
The Grady Health Foundation announced Wednesday that a giant biopharmaceutical company is donating $2 million to help renovate the Grady system’s HIV/AIDS center in Atlanta. The Grady Ponce de Leon Center, which opened in 1993, serves about 6,000 patients annually from a 20-county area that includes Fulton and DeKalb,... Read more
Report finds charity clinic helps more than its patients
A report by University of Georgia researchers shows that an Athens-area charitable health clinic is helping to reduce the number of unnecessary ER visits. The report examined 185 new patients who began receiving health care from the Mercy Health Center from Feb. 1 to July 31, 2015, and continued... Read more
Medicaid recipients with disabilities face funding cuts under GOP bills
The potential cuts in the Medicaid program, as outlined in the GOP health care bills, have a deeply felt meaning for Mitzi Proffitt and her family. She’s employed by a nonprofit that provides services to Georgia families impacted by disabilities or special health care needs. And at home, Mitzi... Read more
Senate health care bill debuts in uncertain environment
The U.S. Senate has unveiled its much-anticipated legislation to unravel the Affordable Care Act, releasing a proposal Thursday that has some key differences from the House health care overhaul. Like the House bill, the Senate version – crafted in secrecy by 13 Republican senators – would slash Medicaid, which... Read more

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