This summer, the state’s main health agency will pick the winners of a multibillion-dollar annual contract to deliver health care to more than 1 million Georgians. The Department of Community Health also plans to choose a vendor this year to coordinate the care of Medicaid beneficiaries who are elderly... Read more
Most people agree that Georgia has serious health care challenges. Hundreds of thousands of Georgians lack health insurance. Many of the state’s hospitals are in financial crisis. Medical costs are high. Kelly McCutchen has an idea for a solution. In a new GHN Commentary, McCutchen, president and chief executive... Read more
Georgia, like many states, faces a host of health care challenges: access to care, too many people without health insurance, failing rural hospitals and unsustainable health care spending that is crowding out other priorities – for government and for families. The debate over how to address these challenges has... Read more
Medicaid physicians back in same spot after long-awaited raise expires
Dr. Michelle Zeanah is getting a big pay cut this month. It’s not that the Statesboro pediatrician is seeing fewer patients. Just the opposite. The 12 rural counties surrounding Bulloch County, where Statesboro is located, have no pediatrician. So Zeanah is very much in demand. Forty percent of her patients... Read more
There are no dull, uneventful years in health care. It’s too big an issue for consumers, state government and businesses, and has a huge effect on the economy of a state. This year could see considerable action on a variety of health care fronts. Let’s start with the Affordable... Read more

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