Category: Healthcare

Practicing Personal Responsibility With Public Health

Scamdemic, Clot Shot, and other general paranoia about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccination has been floating around MAGA social media feeds lately. Left-leaning social media feeds are chiding the MAGA feeds for not believing in science. Though, their seemingly religious-like devotion to science has no room to ask honest questions, like whether or not natural

Small Fixes Transcend Bigger Divide

This week’s Courier Herald column: Candidates, partisan activists, and media members alike put too much focus on the differences between the political extremes rather than practical action steps necessary to actually solve problems.  On one end of the spectrum you have those who want to get every government entity “small enough so they can get

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