Commentary: What’s good for mothers and many others?
Dr. Clarence Davis says the answer to the question is “a community health center.” Davis, senior medical director at WellCare of Georgia, takes the occasion of National Health Center Week to note how many disadvantaged Georgians use these centers, and how that care option saves money for the overall... Read more
Community health centers deserve celebration . . . and especially support
Among babies born in the United States each year, approximately 1 in 10 are born prematurely. And Georgia is in the group of states with the highest rates of preterm and low-birth-weight babies. Now, new data from the federal government show that the health of pregnant women and babies... Read more
Creating country doctors: Mercer’s mission vital to Georgia
Dr. Jean Sumner likes to tell the story of how she once raised a woman “from the dead.” It happened years ago on a Thanksgiving Day when she was still working as a rural physician in the central Georgia town of Sandersville. “I was already dressed for dinner at my... Read more
Medicine donation program helps many Georgians who can’t afford what they need
The enterprise is nestled inside a nondescript office complex in Gwinnett County. No signage proclaims the nature of what’s behind the front door, and inside, there’s little in terms of furnishings or décor. Despite this unassuming façade, the Norcross office is the base for an operation that’s helping an... Read more
Federal funding for ACA ‘navigators’ to drop dramatically in Georgia
The White House is again slashing funds for the “navigators’’ who help enroll people in the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges. The cuts will almost certainly reduce the in-person assistance provided to Georgians seeking an exchange health plan for next year. Macon-based Community Health Works, which oversees a navigator... Read more

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