Health reform plans would spend a lot for very little
By Dr. Harry Heiman Last month, Gov. Brian Kemp revealed two new health care waiver proposals. While they were presented as Georgia-focused solutions to improve health care access and affordability, the current proposals fail to meaningfully address either problem. Unfortunately, our state leadership is missing an opportunity to expand... Read more
We need to move from chaos to health security
These are extremely uncertain times. The partisan and political divides, more akin to tribalism than ideological debates, have frozen our political leadership in a perpetual state of dysfunction. Uncertainty and failure to ensure access to health care have consequences, often life-and-death consequences, for real people. At the national level,... Read more
May his memory be an inspiration
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”  These were the words spoken by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on March 25, 1966, in a speech before the Second National Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights. In... Read more
By every measure, Georgia is failing to meet the health and health care needs of its citizens. Not only are our health outcomes poor, they are declining relative to the rest of the country. Despite political rhetoric that lauds the health and prosperity of our state, objective data tell... Read more
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) — historic legislation designed to transform our health care system. Unfortunately, the health care reform debate, both before and after the legislation’s passage, has been hostage to a highly partisan political process that has... Read more

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