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
CDC says South still center of new HIV infections
The HIV epidemic remains centered in the South, health officials say. And the region must overcome several factors before this disease burden will ease, they add. More than half of the new HIV diagnoses in 2016 – about 20,000 — were in the South, a CDC official told an... Read more
‘Dreamer’ raised here — now med student — feels shut out
This is the fifth and final article in our series on foreign-born doctors in Georgia. Previous articles focused on Indian-born physicians, obstacles that these doctors face in order to practice in Georgia; a clinic for immigrant patients; and Muslim physicians.    Back in 2009, Belsy Garcia Manrique was studying... Read more
Commentary: Time to expand Medicaid
Statistics on Georgia women’s health are especially alarming. Women in this state have comparatively high rates of maternal mortality, unintended pregnancies and being without health insurance. This is particularly true in rural Georgia, writes Emory medical student Stephen Gurley in a new GHN Commentary. By expanding Medicaid, Georgia can... Read more
Ga. governor candidates and health care
Graduate students at the College of Public Health of the University of Georgia have created a “nonpartisan, fact-based infographic” detailing the health policy positions of gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp. To avoid political rhetoric, the graphic shows how the candidates describe their own views on health care... Read more

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