Medicaid expansion: How it has worked in other Southern states
The University of Kentucky’s Chandler Hospital has seen its inpatient numbers rise by 5 percent and its outpatient numbers rise by 10 percent since July. But its number of uninsured patients has dropped, from about 9 percent to 2.5 percent. Prior to this year, says Chandler’s Dr. Michael Karpf,... Read more
Although Colorado has become a popular destination for families seeking medical marijuana to treat children’s seizures, that state’s public health chief has some strong words of caution for parents. Dr. Larry Wolk, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, told GHN he empathizes with the... Read more
Annie Jones says she works hard and tries to keep fit, but she has high blood pressure, a condition that doctors have told her she inherited from her father. The Sparta resident, who turned 60 this year, is worried about health care. Jones won’t reach Medicare age for another... Read more
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said Wednesday that parents in Georgia should not have to fear prosecution if they use medical marijuana derivatives to treat their children who suffer from intractable seizures. He told reporters, “I’m calling upon every prosecutor in the state not to prosecute families” that possess cannabidiol (CBD)... Read more
On the 40th and last day of the 2014 General Assembly session, political differences blocked legislation on medical marijuana for children with seizure disorders and a private insurance mandate for youngsters with autism. Both measures got hung up and failed to pass as wrangling between different Republican factions in... Read more

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