Georgia Healthcare News Roundup for March 22nd, 2019

House Panel Allow Gov Kemp’s ‘Health Waiver’ Bill to Pass

Georgia State Senate

The proposal put forth by Governor Brian Kemp that is designed to help some poor and middle class Georgians not eligible for Medicaid obtain health insurance, Senate Bill 106, passed a special House committee this week and is now headed to be reviewed by the House Rules Committee, the gateway to the House floor and to being signed into law. Read More

Bill Seeks To Protect Cobb County Renters Health and Improve Unhealthy Living Conditions

apartment ceiling mold

According to Cobb County residents, it is far from unusual to find that apartments for rent in the area are in terrible condition, with rats, mold, sewage overflow and more threats to health and public safety all being reported.

The current State law allows tenants to report such conditions, and mandates landlords to fix them. However, many do not, as they fear retaliation. Now a new bill is being proposed to prevent that.

House Bill 346 is sponsored by Rep. Sharon Cooper (R-Marietta), chair of the House Health and Human Services Committee and her recent testimony during a hearing on the legislation cited a number of concerns that need to be addressed, including a rise in the number of environment related asthma cases in local children which has led to falling attendance rates at local schools. Read More.

Georgia Healthcare News for the Week of March 29, 2019

President Carter Becomes Oldest Surviving President and Georgia Governor

President Jimmy Carter is has now officially lived longer than any other president in our history; 94 years and 172 days as of March 22, 2019, surpassing the ‘record’ of the late President George H.W Bush. He is also now has had the longest life of any Georgia governor, and that includes royal governors from centuries ago. So how does he remain healthy and active, even after a 2015 brush with cancer? Read More

Georgia Takes Fast Action on Anti HIV Legislation

Just one month after Georgia was targeted in a new federal anti-HIV effort, with Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties being ‘called out, by President Trump to do more, the state House passed three bills outlining the state’s efforts to combat the HIV epidemic in Georgia. Read More




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