Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Health Care

Georgia’s health care system is not meeting the needs of its diverse and growing population. Nearly 2 million Georgians are uninsured and many more are at risk of losing coverage. Strengthening Georgia’s investment in health care is critical to assure all Georgians get an opportunity to lead a healthy life.

Time to Remedy Georgia’s Health Care Provider Shortages

As published in the AJC June 26, 2016 Georgia needs a health care system that is sustainable. The state needs to focus on promising solutions...

Prescribing Remedies for Georgia’s Medical Provider Shortage

Local access to health professionals varies widely across Georgia, from relative availability in populous Fulton County to the daunting challenge found in many rural...

Several remedies show promise for Georgia’s health care provider shortage

Last week, the North Georgia Medical Center in Ellijay, Georgia closed and left yet another county with a shortage of hospital beds.  In light...

Georgia Misses Big Opportunity to Help Struggling Rural Hospitals

First published in the SW Georgia Health Beat on page 23. The good news is Georgia lawmakers understand something must be done to help the state’s...

Lawmakers Made Small Progress, Avoided Big Budget Mistakes

As Published in the AJC Former drug offenders and their families who struggle financially could get better access to nutrition assistance to help them on...

Charlton Ranks Among Georgia Counties With Dire Health Provider Shortages

Nearly two-thirds of Georgia’s counties fall below the statewide average number of nurses, physician assistants, total doctors and primary care doctors per 100,000 residents. In...

Time to Remedy Georgia’s Health Care Provider Shortages

As published in the AJC June 26, 2016 Georgia needs a health care system that is sustainable. The state needs to focus on promising solutions...

Several remedies show promise for Georgia’s health care provider shortage

Last week, the North Georgia Medical Center in Ellijay, Georgia closed and left yet another county with a shortage of hospital beds.  In light...

Georgia Misses Big Opportunity to Help Struggling Rural Hospitals

First published in the SW Georgia Health Beat on page 23. The good news is Georgia lawmakers understand something must be done to help the state’s...

Lawmakers Made Small Progress, Avoided Big Budget Mistakes

As Published in the AJC Former drug offenders and their families who struggle financially could get better access to nutrition assistance to help them on...

Georgia Budget Primer 2017

Where does the money for Georgia’s $23.7 billion budget come from this year? How has the new transportation funding package affected state revenue? Is Georgia finally...

Prescribing Remedies for Georgia’s Medical Provider Shortage

Local access to health professionals varies widely across Georgia, from relative availability in populous Fulton County to the daunting challenge found in many rural...
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Tax Credit for Contributions to Rural Hospitals: Updated Bill Analysis

The Georgia House of Representatives has passed a $100 million tax credit program for individual and corporate donations to hospitals in rural or nearly-rural...

Tax Credit for Contributions to Rural Hospitals

Bill analysis updated on Mar. 10, 2016. Please see updated draft. Georgia lawmakers are considering a $250 million tax credit program for individual and corporate...

Overview: 2017 Budget for Department of Community Health

The proposed budget for the 2017 fiscal year starting July 1, 2016 directs $2.59 billion from the general fund to the Department of Community...

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