More than 600,000 young adults have taken advantage of the health reform provision allowing them to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26, Kaiser Health News reported this week. Vicky Kimbrell’s 25-year-old daughter was among them. Kimbrell’s daughter works part time but is not eligible for insurance benefits. Kimbrell,... Read more
An Ohio-based nursing home company announced this week it has finalized its acquisition of two nursing homes in Georgia. The newly acquired nursing homes are Southland Healthcare and Rehab Center in Dublin and Autumn Breeze Healthcare Center in Marietta. AdCare Health Systems said it would close on a third... Read more
As demand for health care grows, pharmacists are providing services that stretch the historical boundaries of their profession. The era of pharmacists simply dispensing pills into child-safe bottles is over. Now they’re just as likely to be found administering preventive vaccines against everything from influenza to shingles, or having... Read more
In a new Georgia Health News Commentary piece, longtime health care actuary and strategist Ronald Bachman explores the future of employment-based health insurance after health care reform. Bachman concludes that America’s benefits future will offer lower costs and more financial incentives through increased use of consumer-driven health care plans.... Read more
Patient safety has been a top-shelf theme in health care for years. But alarming data continue to demonstrate potential dangers of a health care experience. The safety numbers include: A study published in the journal Health Affairs in April found that on average, one in three patients admitted to... Read more

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