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Georgia slips even lower among states on new health scorecard

Georgia slipped to No. 46 among the states in a new ranking of health system performance, down from 42nd the previous year. The new 2020...

Top nurses upset at sudden exit of popular Georgia board chief

The departure of the state Board of Nursing’s executive director has stunned nurse leaders in Georgia, who told Georgia Health News that he did...

Community Health looks ahead to big financial hole to fill next...

Georgia’s main health care agency recently avoided major budget cuts that hit other departments, largely because the federal government increased its share of matching...

COVID-19 vaccine study moves into final phase with 30,000 volunteers

The first vaccine against COVID-19 tested in the United States is moving into its final phase with promising results and 30,000 volunteers who are...

Rural SW Ga. hospital plans October closure; COVID was the last...

The financial blow from COVID-19 has helped force the closure of a rural hospital in Georgia. Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center was facing financial challenges...

Proposal to ditch healthcare.gov continues to draw critics

A revised version of the governor’s plan to remake the private insurance market in Georgia continues to draw opposition because of a proposal to...

Medicaid, PeachCare keep gaining enrollment as pandemic continues

Georgia’s Medicaid and PeachCare rolls continue to grow amid the economic devastation from COVID-19. Newly released June enrollment figures show that Medicaid membership grew by...

Feds offer rural hospitals ‘Band-Aid’ as coronavirus adds to financial ills

Miller County Hospital in rural southwest Georgia, like other hospitals, stopped offering MRIs, surgeries and other outpatient procedures when the COVID-19 outbreak first reached...

Frustration grows over Georgia’s COVID testing lines, results backlog

Donald Black’s green Honda CRV inches along the pavement, one of dozens of cars snaking around the corner at a pop-up coronavirus testing center...

Federal judge strikes down Georgia’s anti-abortion law, state vows appeal

A federal judge has thrown out Georgia’s controversial anti-abortion law that has never taken effect and an appeal is imminent. U.S. Judge Steve C. Jones...
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