Category: Healthcare

It’s Time To Move Forward

This week’s Courier Herald column: We thought it would be two weeks.  It’s been over two months. While we as a people were briefly united at the beginning of the pandemic – at least as much as we can be these days – we’ve begun to devolve into our more typical posture.  Instead of us

Governor Kemp Covid Update: Limited, Phased Reopening To Begin

Governor Kemp said today that Georgia will incrementally begin to open Georgia back to routine and normal operations. Georgia’s hospitals and medical providers are now able to resume elective procedures immediately. The Governor said supplies of Personal Protective Equipment now allow for healthcare professionals to resume work. Gyms, barbers, and several other categories of businesses

Georgia Will Receive Additional $9.2 Million To Fight COVID-19

Senators Perdue and Loeffler sent a press release earlier today announcing an additional $9.2 million in federal funding to fight COVID-19 in Georgia. The monies are part of the Phase One funding package and will go toward local and state health authorities’ efforts. The full release is below: Perdue, Loeffler Announce Another $9.2 Million For

Georgia Seeks Medicare & Medicaid Waivers To Streamline Covid-19 Response

From a press release: Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Kemp and the Department of Community Health (DCH) submitted a request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for an 1135 Medicaid waiver. Concurrently, the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) submitted a request to CMS for a 1135 Medicare waiver. “As we continue fighting COVID-19, these

Covid-19 And The Great Time Out

This week’s Courier Herald column: The byproduct of a nation whose collective citizenry spending most of their focus and energy on immovable gridlock is that policy ceases to exist as the battleground.  Instead of working to push for policy changes in Washington, we’ve acquiesced to wearing our virtues on our sleeves and deeming anyone with

Legislative Priorities Becoming Clear; Economic Outlook Cloudy

This week’s Courier Herald column: It’s been an unusual session of the Georgia General Assembly, even for a gathering where the first rule is to expect the unexpected.  It’s been a long time since fissures within the governing majority in Georgia were as public, and with policy proposals and priorities as disparate. Much of the