6 firms in running for Georgia health care waiver contract
State officials are contacting six consulting firms to solicit proposals for a $2.6 million contract to develop health care waivers for Medicaid and the private insurance market in Georgia. This work is part of recently passed legislation that was pushed by Gov. Brian Kemp. Under the legislation, Georgia can... Read more
Commentary: Medicare for all makes sense
A searing political debate has formed around the idea of how to fix our health care system. Some leading Democratic contenders for president have talked about putting all Americans under the government-run Medicare system. That’s what two Georgians are recommending in a new GHN Commentary. Jack Bernard and Dr.... Read more
Medicare for all is not scary, but a great idea
This Commentary is written by Jack Bernard and Dr. William Elsea The following statistic shocked us, even as jaded as we may be: The U.S. 2014 infant mortality rate was 70 percent higher than that of other wealthy nations, all of which have national health care.  It also indicated that... Read more
‘A big health care year’ under the Gold Dome
The battles over hospital regulation and financial disclosure appeared to be finished last week at the Georgia Legislature. But on Tuesday, as the 2019 General Assembly session was wrapping up, these prickly issues proved they weren’t dead after all. An attempt to allow a sports medicine and training center... Read more
As Kemp celebrates waiver win, White House pivot may complicate things
The state affirmed Wednesday that it will pursue its waiver plan despite the Trump administration’s renewed bid to eliminate the Affordable Care Act – the federal law under which at least part of the Georgia plan would be carried out. “We have regular contact with federal officials, and they... Read more

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