Kemp’s waiver plan draws skepticism
Last week, Gov. Brian Kemp released his plan to explore Medicaid waivers that could possibly expand access to health care coverage in Georgia. But many are skeptical of that plan, saying it’s light on details and doesn’t stack up against what they say are better alternatives. Read the full article: WABE Read more
Southern Regional opens senior behavioral health unit
The secure unit offers 16 beds to provide care for older adults who are “experiencing mental health issues that require care beyond outpatient treatment,” said Kimberly Golden-Benner, SRMC communication director. Read the full article: Clayton News Daily  Read more
GBI still investigating illnesses at Fulton school
The Fulton County Board of Health reported it still doesn’t know what caused more than two dozen middle schoolers to fall ill and go to the hospital after eating candy and treats on Valentine’s Day. Read the full article:  Read more
Georgia Power continuing to clean up coal ash ponds
Georgia Power is continuing to clean up coal ash, a byproduct from burning coal for electricity that can contain toxic materials. The utility presented its progress to state lawmakers at a hearing Thursday. Read the full article: WABE Read more
State launches mental health app
A free app to help Georgians confronting a mental health crisis launched Thursday. Downloadable to Apple and Android smartphones, the My GCAL app connects via text and chat with the confidential Georgia Crisis and Access Line. Read the full article: Rome News-Tribune Read more

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