A Georgia visitor’s quick takes on French health care

Feature Jun 12, 2018 0

Spending a week in France got me to thinking about the differences between health care there versus what we have in Georgia and the United States. So here are a few casual observations, along with Internet data, about health... Read more

UGA researchers pursue quest for universal dengue vaccine 

Feature Jun 4, 2018 0

Naoko Uno, with a pipette in one hand and quiet determination on her face,... Read more

Health facts about Georgia that may surprise you

Feature May 26, 2018 0

Some health stories from Georgia are not particularly big or particularly new. But that... Read more
4 insurers submit rates for 2019 Ga. exchange
Four health insurers have submitted proposed rates to the state insurance department to offer...
Experimental dressings could heal wounds better and cheaper
When you nick your finger on a piece of paper or bump into a...
Abrams pushing health care as a key issue in her campaign for governor
Stacey Abrams is making health care a central issue of her campaign for Georgia...
Lee County will get its hospital, but what will that mean?
With the last legal hurdle now eliminated, the Lee County hospital project has a...
Number of uninsured kids in Georgia down sharply under ACA
The state has seen a decrease of more than 85,000 in its number of...
4 insurers submit rates for 2019 Ga. exchange

Four health insurers have submitted proposed rates to the state insurance department to offer coverage in next year’s exchange in Georgia.

The state agency, which must approve or reject the proposals, said Friday that it had not yet had time to study them.

The four companies – Kaiser, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Ambetter, and Alliant — each offered insurance in the exchange this year in Georgia.

If the four stay in the exchange, it would mean that consumers would have the same lineup to choose from next year, though it’s not yet clear what geographic areas each health plan is seeking to ...

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Experimental dressings could heal wounds better and cheaper

When you nick your finger on a piece of paper or bump into a table and get a bruise, your body has a natural healing process to close up cuts and repair small wounds. But when big gashes or serious wounds happen, however, the body may need help with healing. That means medical treatment.

These wound treatments are often costly, especially when there’s an effort to prevent infection or scarring. However, new wound dressings are being developed in Georgia that could mimic the body’s natural healing process and may not only prevent infection but also reduce the ...

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Abrams pushing health care as a key issue in her campaign for governor

Stacey Abrams is making health care a central issue of her campaign for Georgia governor.

The Democratic nominee this week issued a statement reiterating her call for the state to expand its Medicaid program.

Abrams also pointed to gains from the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, especially its protection for people with pre-existing conditions. Her statements come at a time when Georgia, through Attorney General Chris Carr, has joined a multistate lawsuit to declare the ACA unconstitutional.

Citing a GHN article, Abrams noted that the state’s number of uninsured children has declined under the ACA, but that Georgia still is ...

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Lee County will get its hospital, but what will that mean?

With the last legal hurdle now eliminated, the Lee County hospital project has a smooth path ahead.

The Dougherty County Commission late Monday dropped its lawsuit against the state for awarding a license, or certificate of need (CON), for the Lee County Medical Center. The suit had been the last barrier to the building of the $120 million, 60-bed hospital.

But what does that mean for the health system based in Albany in Dougherty County, just a few miles to the south?

The most obvious result is competition.

Albany’s nonprofit Phoebe Putney Health System has dominated medical care in southwest Georgia for years, especially since it ...

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