Get the most out of summer by being active while staying safe
Summer is here, providing an ideal time for people in Georgia to get active. While some people may talk about getting a “beach body,” fitness is more than just a matter of aesthetics – it can mean the difference between a long life and premature death. Studies show 80... Read more
Corporate greed gives Americans a raw deal on drug prices
Big Pharma has argued for decades that documented higher drug prices in the United States are required to support their research and development (R&D) efforts for the benefit of all Americans. Their oft-stated position is clearly disingenuous and misleading at best. Scandalous examples of corporate greed (remember the recent... Read more
As a pediatrician, I see guns as a threat to our children
Recently I attended an American Academy of Pediatrics gathering of pediatricians representing state chapters from around the country. One of the major topics was gun violence and its impact on children. We heard from leaders in Connecticut, South Carolina and Florida about the impact on child health following mass... Read more
Georgia Legislature must act now on surprise bills, and here’s how
What good is paying for health insurance if it doesn’t cover you when you need it most? Georgia insurance companies are increasingly narrowing their coverage networks and shifting more costs to patients, even as they enjoy record profits and a financial windfall from recent tax reform legislation. Patients deserve... Read more
Legislators have chance to rein in excesses of step therapy
When the story broke last month that a former medical director for insurance giant Aetna never reviewed patients’ medical records before denying care, the news media and insurance regulators seemed shocked. But for the millions of Americans – and thousands of Georgians – who are fighting for access to... Read more

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