Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams told reporters Wednesday that Georgia’s proposed health care waivers are “shortsighted’’ and will leave hundreds of thousands without health insurance.
During last year’s gubernatorial campaign, Abrams pushed for the state to adopt full expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. She was narrowly defeated by Brian Kemp, who sided with fellow Republicans saying such a step would be too costly.
In the recent General Assembly session, Gov. Kemp successfully pushed a bill to have the state pursue a federal waiver that could add more Georgians to the Medicaid rolls. But that enrollment growth, as projected, ...
Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan told journalists Tuesday that he wants to see transparency on quality of medical care as much as on medical prices.
Duncan said there’s a vacuum of information on medical outcomes that he would like to see filled.
The lieutenant governor had been in the nation’s capital Monday, attending the ceremony at which President Trump signed an executive order for hospitals to release their actual negotiated prices of services.
Such transparency action is “a huge first step,’’ Duncan said Tuesday to an Atlanta gathering of health care journalists, sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation. “It empowers the patient to be ...
Georgia Medicaid and PeachCare saw a drop of 20,000 kids last year, a recent report found.
Food stamp use has fallen in the state as well, continuing a steady drop since 2013.
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which aids pregnant women and families with dependent children, hit a six-year low in Georgia recipients in the state’s 2018 fiscal year. And a child care assistance program has plunged in enrollment.
Eligibility for these safety-net programs is based on family income, and the declines are at least partially due to an improved economy. Boosts in household ...
Matt Wain has been named CEO for Emory University Hospital, Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital and Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods.
Emory officials said Wain, a former Blackhawk helicopter pilot in the U.S. military, will begin his new role August 19.
Wain comes to Emory from Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Health in Charleston, where he is chief operating officer. Emory said he help develop integrated clinical programs at the four MUSC hospitals and related clinics in Charleston. He also oversaw more than $1 billion in major capital projects for that health system.
Before joining MUSC, Wain worked at Penn State Hershey ...
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