A few points in support of Medicare for All
By Kirk Wilson We have heard much recently about Medicare for All. Why? Here are some reasons: Reason No. 1. Insuring all people who are currently uninsured can only be a good thing. Obamacare, in its current set-up, falls woefully short of doing so. Reason No. 2. No one involved in either... Read more
The more you know about public health, the more you appreciate it
By Dr. William Elsea and Jack Bernard “In public health, you can impact more than one person at a time. The whole society is your patient.”- Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the CDC We believe that Georgia’s county public health departments accomplish much more than most taxpayers realize.... Read more
CDC must back pneumococcal vaccinations for seniors
By Dr. Linda Walden As the current U.S. measles outbreak nears 1,000 cases, it seems impossible to deny the power of vaccines in preventing disease. All it took to create America’s biggest measles spike in 25 years was a handful of communities where a high percentage of parents decided... Read more
‘Health Act’ can make Georgia stronger
By Harris Allen In 2018, Site Selection magazine named Georgia the top state for business for the sixth year in a row. As before, however, the criteria used in the ranking did not include population health. That same year, America’s Health Rankings placed Georgia’s health in the bottom 20th... Read more
Hands-Free Georgia Act saves lives — when drivers obey it
Every day, at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured in distracted-driving crashes. This is an epidemic, and one that can be ended. Last year, the Medical Association of Atlanta joined with a coalition of advocates to fight this epidemic. The coalition included physicians across the state, as... Read more

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