Democrat Trammell says fiscal analysis proves case for Medicaid expansion
A state analysis of a potential Medicaid expansion in Georgia finds that the move would cost up to $148 million in fiscal 2020 and would cover up to 526,000 people. The “fiscal note,’’ requested by Georgia House Democrats, comes in the wake of a governor’s race in which the... Read more
‘Waiver’ on the way? Kemp signals a plan to increase coverage
It looks as though Gov. Brian Kemp will indeed pursue a Medicaid “waiver’’ proposal to expand health coverage in Georgia. Kemp, in his State of the State speech Thursday — three days after he was sworn in as Georgia’s new chief executive — said he will seek “to expand... Read more
With flu activity up, mobile ER back at Grady
A surge in cases of flu and other illnesses has led Grady to return a mobile ER to its downtown Atlanta campus. The mobile unit, which is about the size of a tractor trailer and is owned by North Carolina-based Atrium Health, is the same one that served Grady... Read more
Grady curbing ER overuse by showing patients a better way
The target group are people who have visited the ER at least six times over a six-month period. Many are poor and without jobs, and some are homeless. A high percentage have no health insurance. Many of these people abuse drugs or have untreated mental illness. They also tend... Read more
Georgia up slightly in state health rankings, but still on lower end
Georgia improved two spots in a national ranking of the healthiest states, ranking 39th in the latest evaluation by the United Health Foundation. The 2018 America’s Health Rankings report found Georgia mirrored national trends with an increase in adult obesity and a reduced rate of children in poverty. The... Read more

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