Cancer report ranks Georgia low, cites state’s tobacco tax, funding
Georgia earned high marks in just two of nine categories related to fighting cancer, according to a recent report. The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) says in its report that only six states had fewer top ratings, labeled as “Green” in the organization’s color-coded grading system.... Read more
Commentary: What’s good for mothers and many others?
Dr. Clarence Davis says the answer to the question is “a community health center.” Davis, senior medical director at WellCare of Georgia, takes the occasion of National Health Center Week to note how many disadvantaged Georgians use these centers, and how that care option saves money for the overall... Read more
Emory’s takeover of DeKalb Medical set to occur next month
Now that the state has given its approval, DeKalb Medical will become part of Emory Healthcare on Sept. 1. The deal will continue to expand Emory’s reach in metro Atlanta. It’s one of Georgia’s leading hospital-based systems, along with WellStar, Piedmont and Northside. The Georgia attorney general’s OK, which was... Read more
Good news for teachers, state employees as insurance rates hold steady for 2019
Driven largely by rising medical costs, health insurance premiums are expected to rise next year for many U.S. workers. Not so for Georgia teachers and state employees. Their 2019 premiums, deductibles, copays and co-insurance will remain the same as this year in the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP), Geogia’s... Read more
Medicine donation program helps many Georgians who can’t afford what they need
The enterprise is nestled inside a nondescript office complex in Gwinnett County. No signage proclaims the nature of what’s behind the front door, and inside, there’s little in terms of furnishings or décor. Despite this unassuming façade, the Norcross office is the base for an operation that’s helping an... Read more

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