Between them, Governor Brian Kemp’s proposals would make coverage more affordable for all uninsured Georgians and many who are insured, not only those covered by expanding Medicaid.
The Trump administration continues to push for fundamental changes in our healthcare system. If Congress would do its part, the system would be radically different than it was when Trump took office.
Georgia won’t save struggling hospitals by expanding Medicaid, so a different solution is need to address the very real problems these hospitals face.
Almost two years have passed since Republican efforts to reform the U.S. health insurance market were pronounced dead. Perhaps they were merely on life support.
Of all the things we might do to improve our healthcare system, the one reform that is more important is that we must make it profitable to take care of sick people.
A new report offers ways Georgia can utilize waivers to lower healthcare costs, improve access to better insurance options, restore the primacy of the doctor-patient relationship, and ultimately blaze a trail for other states to follow.
The Georgia Public Policy Foundation supports the use of a Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Two recommendations for health care innovation in Georgia.
This fox news clip shows a discussion regarding weather or not citizens should have the right to try experimental, non-government approved health treatments if they so choose.
Jennifer Shiver and Ron Bachman tell their personal stories regarding the lack of access to justice in the current medical malpractice system.
This study assesses the cost-effectiveness of an insurance administration-free, hospital-based clinic designed to provide a full array of primary care services to low-income individuals at little or no cost.
Healthcare costs associated with Medicaid are a common factor in state and local budget shortages. Fortunately, there is a solution that has bipartisan support and has shown to reduce utilization and overall costs.
Call it concierge medicine for the masses. The idea is that routine, mundane primary care should not require expensive insurance and can be cheaper without it.
With new concerns over the effects of the Affordable Care Act on access to care and continued frustration with third-party reimbursement, innovative care models such as direct primary care may provide a satisfying alternative for doctors and patients.
Georgia is one of 35 states that institute certificate of need (CON) laws. First passed in the 1960s to deter increasing health care costs, CON laws were supposed to limit duplication and promote health care consolidation. In essence, CON programs require health care providers to receive state approval to increase facilities and services.
Bureaucratic arcana from Washington, D.C., hit Georgia’s headlines this week. Governor Brian Kemp announced he will seek federal “waivers” to improve health care in the state.
A new governor, a new lieutenant governor, a host of new committee chairs – there are numerous reasons the 2019 legislative session is full of intrigue. Add to them Georgia’s growing political competitiveness, the possibility of a national recession sooner rather than later, and some truly important challenges, and there should be plenty of urgency, too.