The executive director of Georgia’s largest physicians organization has been picked to head the state Department of Community Health. David Cook, an attorney and longtime head of the Medical Association of Georgia, was rumored to be at the top of Gov.-elect Nathan Deal’s list for the DCH job. As... Read more
Given that there are 50 states, a health ranking of 36th isn’t much to brag about. Yet Georgia’s overall ranking on health measures such as patterns of behavior, government health policies, and clinical care did jump seven spots in 2010, from 43rd the previous year. The annual rankings, released Tuesday, are... Read more
The latest news about pre-existing conditions and health care reform reminds me of a man I’ll call Ed. I met Ed in the mid-1990s while reporting on the state’s health care system. Read more
The campaign for governor  featured lots of commercials, promises, charges and countercharges. Sometimes the issues got lost in the shuffle. But for those interested in health topics, here is a guide to Gov.-elect Nathan Deal’s views on key problems in the state’s medical care system, compiled by Healthcare Georgia... Read more

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