Ginny Walley is one of the many patients we see at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) who was treated by other facilities before coming to see us. The Senoia, Ga., resident is a proud breast cancer survivor who beat the odds after being diagnosed with aggressive, stage-3 breast cancer in 2008. It... Read more
The U.S. House’s proposed budget plan to reduce federal support for Medicaid by converting it into a block grant program is an absurd idea. As a physician at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, I provide care for many patients who are dependent upon Medicaid for their well-being. Without Medicaid,... Read more
Given the ever-escalating costs of care for those in the last year of life, it’s no surprise that Congress, MedPAC and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services continue to search for ways to curb those costs. What is surprising, and in fact perplexing, is the focus on the one... Read more
Why do our elected representatives submit proposals that do not discuss ways to make Medicare work — and flourish? Why does the Paul Ryan plan, for example, pull apart the most successful health care program in the nation’s history and piece it out to the private market, through vouchers and... Read more
On June 5, 1981, five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, an often fatal and rare infection, were reported to the CDC. Very rapidly, the CDC’s epidemiologic investigations indicated a pattern of fatal infections and cancers caused by a breakdown of the immune system that was termed acquired immune deficiency... Read more

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