Apr 10 11:21 Georgia’s Epidemic of Childhood Obesity From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia’s children rank as some of the heaviest in the country, with about 37 percent of children ages 10 to 17 overweight or obese, according to a 2009 […]
After 14 years of serving Dalton as a senator, Don Thomas is going home on a high note.
On Tuesday, the Georgia House of Representatives passed Thomas’ seat belt legislation, which closes the pick-up truck loophole in the current seat belt law.
Congressional Budget Office’s prediction, and that new federal healthcare spending – mostly due to premium subsidies – will total $828 billion over the next ten years, also slightly higher than the CBO estimate.
Apr 19 13:46 Doctors Hear Questions About New Health Law From the New York Times: Dr. Roger W. Evans, a cardiologist in Wichita, Kan., is used to answering patients’ questions about their hearts. But lately, he said, he has spent […]
In order to provide immediate help to those who are unable to purchase health insurance because of preexisting conditions, the legislation also provides for the creation of state-based high-risk pools where people who could not purchase insurance elsewhere would be able to find coverage.
AJC Editorial: GA Slow to Improve Health Care From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution For a state that has steadfastly resisted the easy-money lure of legalized gambling, Georgia is nevertheless fond of placing long-shot bets in courtrooms, not casinos. The state’s latest […]
Apr 08 13:01 Costs of Uninsured Shut NY Hospital From the New York Times: A day after St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village announced it was closing its inpatient facilities, other Manhattan hospitals said Wednesday that they were making plans […]
SC Legislature Votes to Raise Tobacco Tax Though a bill to increase Georgia’s tax on tobacco products stalled in the legislature, South Carolina is moving ahead with an increase of its own, the Governor Mark Sanford has threatened to veto […]
By the end of the day, after hours of debate, delays, backroom politics and hurt feelings, the Senate approved HB 307, which would impose a hospital tax to help fill a $600 million gap in Medicaid funding.
Apr 01 12:57 SB 67: A bad bill whose time should not come SB 67 would English-only written drivers tests for people who are legally in this country and working hard to support their families. The Senate passed the bill […]