One ER patient’s tragic story
During the past eight months, Georgia Health News and WebMD have investigated violations of a longstanding federal law on emergency room care. Our investigation found that over a 27-month period, about 1 in 7 of these ER violations involved patients who were having a mental health crisis, including having... Read more
Legislators plan a broad revamp of state’s powerful CON laws 
Updated Friday at 11 a.m. Year after year, the Georgia General Assembly deals with proposals to revise the state’s health care regulatory rules. It’s always a contentious process, often pitting hospitals against one another. Even minor tweaks to the system typically get blocked before the end of the legislative... Read more
Pregnant women face risk despite federal ER law
This special report, Deprived of Care: When ERs Break the Law, is an investigation by WebMD and Georgia Health News. Here’s a link to Part 1, Lives lost amid ER violations, investigation finds Jamie Larson had just been wheeled into a room at Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Roseville, CA, after... Read more
Georgia sees an increase in uninsured kids
The number of uninsured children in Georgia rose by 21,000 last year, mirroring a national increase, according to a new report. Georgia was one of nine states that had statistically significant increases in their rate of uninsured children, said the report from Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The... Read more
Lives lost amid ER violations, investigation finds
This special report, Deprived of Care: When ERs Break the Law, is an investigation by WebMD and Georgia Health News.  Randy Strickland walked into the ER at North Metro Medical Center burning with fever and trembling. He told the man and the woman who were staffing the triage desk that... Read more

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