One fascinating story to watch in the upcoming session of the General Assembly is whether the state’s public health program will become a stand-alone agency. Legislative approval of an independent agency would follow last year’s creation Read more
You are newly elected, basking in applause and congratulations. Then you sit down in the governor’s chair and confront a stack of major problems, mounting by the minute. The economy, of course, is the biggest challenge for Nathan Deal when he takes office in January. But health care is... Read more
The campaign for governor  featured lots of commercials, promises, charges and countercharges. Sometimes the issues got lost in the shuffle. But for those interested in health topics, here is a guide to Gov.-elect Nathan Deal’s views on key problems in the state’s medical care system, compiled by Healthcare Georgia... Read more
The race to become the state’s next insurance commissioner was an under-the-radar contest, with most media attention focused on the gubernatorial election. But the insurance post, which was won by state Sen. Ralph Hudgens, is important. Read more
The recent projection of a normal flu season is welcome relief from last year, when the H1N1 pandemic strain emerged, requiring a separate vaccine. And there’s plenty of this year’s vaccine available. Read more

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