Georgia Medicaid insurers may have to repay $500 million
By Rebecca Grapevine Georgia is in line to recover $500 million from state Medicaid insurers for overpayments in 2020 and 2021, according to an insurance industry official who represents the companies. The half-billion-dollar payout will come from two separate Medicaid recoveries, said Jesse Weathington, the executive director of the... Read more
We mustn’t drop the ball on childhood obesity
By Jennifer Owens and Debbie Kibbe The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently released its annual Kids Count Data Book. The report provides a yearly snapshot highlighting key indicators of child well-being. Despite maintaining its overall rank of 38, Georgia took a step backward from the prior year on its... Read more
A financial boost for DeKalb clinic that cares for uninsured
By Jeremy Redmon This article is reprinted with permission from the AJC. Since it opened in 2015, the Clarkston Community Health Center has attracted long lines of impoverished patients, at times becoming so busy that it has been forced to turn some away. The volunteer-run nonprofit has provided free care... Read more
Deaths of Despair: Two Georgia counties show stark contrast
By Ray Suarez You might assume that states wrestling with premature death from suicide and substance abuse were places of failure and decline, where the human toll of disappointment illustrates bigger problems about life. But America is more complicated than that. Understanding the evolving human condition can require both... Read more
We need a call to action on clean energy
By Dr. Linda Walden Here in the Southeast, natural gas is a fossil fuel that provides electricity for our homes and business. We use it daily to heat our homes in the winter, power our air conditioners in the summer and cook our food. In fact, natural gas accounts... Read more

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