A federal district judge Monday ruled a key provision of the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, saying that the law’s requirement that most Americans purchase health insurance exceeds Congress’ authority. The ruling was made by Judge Henry Hudson, based in Richmond, who was appointed by President George W. Bush. The... Read more
Anton Gunn, a former college football lineman, has played both offense and defense when it comes to health care. Gunn is the recently appointed regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the agency responsible for protecting the health of Americans. He heads a region containing... Read more
An unsolicited $3.3 billion bid by Community Health Systems for Tenet Healthcare, announced Thursday, would have an impact in Georgia. Each company owns hospitals in the state, though in very different markets. Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health, which operates or leases 126 hospitals nationally, has Trinity Hospital of Augusta and Fannin... Read more
In terms of health care fixes, it was a two-for-one deal on Capitol Hill. The House of Representatives, by an overwhelming vote Thursday, approved a 12-month delay in the impending 25 percent pay cut for doctors treating Medicare patients. The Senate had already approved an identical bill, and President Obama has indicated... Read more
A jury in Valdosta on Wednesday found the former CEO of Archbold Medical Center guilty on all six counts of Medicaid fraud. Jurors deliberated two and a half hours before rendering the verdict against Ken Beverly. He will be sentenced at a later date. Prosecutor Jim Crane cited ‘’large... Read more

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