Commentary: How to create Medicare for All
Some Democratic presidential candidates are promoting the idea of Medicare for All, a system that would enroll every American in a government health plan. This idea has plenty of critics. Republicans say it would be fiscally disastrous. And some other Democratic candidates, while supporting expanded coverage, question the feasibility... Read more
As Dorian nears, hospitals and nursing homes mobilize
With Hurricane Dorian moving toward Georgia, coastal medical facilities have swung into action. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities along the coast have begun evacuating residents to more inland locations. And hospitals are scaling back operations but plan to remain open as the storm approaches. Gov. Brian Kemp ordered... Read more
Anthem faces contract standoff, launches new health plan in Georgia
September is shaping up as a worrisome time for thousands of Georgia patients. Consumers are being notified that on Sept. 30, the contract between the state’s largest health insurer, Anthem, and Northeast Georgia Health System is due to expire. That would make Northeast Georgia’s Gainesville hospital and other facilities out... Read more
Marketer for health sharing ministries under state investigation
An Atlanta-based company that markets health care sharing plans is being investigated by the state insurance department, Georgia Health News has learned. Other states also have investigated Aliera, according to published reports. Last week, Georgia Insurance Commissioner John F. King warned consumers of the potential financial risks of joining... Read more
Duncan task force to focus on costs and availability of health care
Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan announced Wednesday that he has formed a task force to tackle health care access and costs in Georgia. Duncan said the group will study medical price transparency and other “free-market’’ solutions, the use of data and technology, and employer innovations in health care. The task... Read more

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