Kemp vetoes recess requirement for Georgia schoolkids
The effort to require daily recess for Georgia elementary school students has come up short again – this time thanks to Gov. Brian Kemp’s veto pen. Kemp vetoed House Bill 83 on Friday along with several other bills. In his veto message, the governor said the recess requirement “would... Read more
Commentary: The law we must not ignore
Georgia’s 2018 law to fight distracted driving has made an impact. Experts say the hands-free legislation on communications devices cut down on the number of deadly incidents on our roads. Yet there’s more work to be done. In a new GHN Commentary, Dr. Martha Wilber notes that in a... Read more
Verma, in Atlanta, talks TV drug prices, rural health, Georgia waivers
The head of the federal Medicare and Medicaid agency said Wednesday in Atlanta that the new White House regulation on pharmaceutical TV ads will bring “much-needed pricing transparency to the market for prescription drugs.’’ The new policy, announced Wednesday, will require companies to disclose prices in TV ads for... Read more
Challenges and successes: Conference looks at rural health care
Two years ago, Angela Ammons faced a daunting challenge as the new CEO of Clinch Memorial Hospital in Homerville, in South Georgia. It was the RN’s first job as a hospital administrator. The “critical access’’ 25-bed hospital had just three days’ cash on hand, and the predictions were that... Read more
6 firms in running for Georgia health care waiver contract
State officials are contacting six consulting firms to solicit proposals for a $2.6 million contract to develop health care waivers for Medicaid and the private insurance market in Georgia. This work is part of recently passed legislation that was pushed by Gov. Brian Kemp. Under the legislation, Georgia can... Read more

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