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Report: Tens of thousands fled socialized Canadian medicine in 2013

By   /  January 17, 2014  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller News Foundation Every year thousands of Canadian have no choice but to seek medical care outside of the country’s single-payer health care system, according a report from a Canadian free-market think tank. In 2013, nearly 42,000 Canucks left their homeland to avoid long wait times and [...]

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Isakson Demands Answers from CMS Director Over Disastrous Obamacare Rollout

By   /  November 6, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Raises Strong Concerns Over Health Care Affordability for Georgians in Rural Areas WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today demanded answers from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Director Marilyn Tavenner at a hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. CMS oversees all health insurance [...]

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Telestroke networks can be cost-effective for hospitals, good for patients

By   /  December 17, 2012  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Jeffrey A. Switzer is corresponding author on the study using five years of patient and hospital data from telestroke networks at GHSU and the Mayo Clinic.

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – Telestroke networks that enable the remote and rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke can improve the bottom line of patients and hospitals, researchers report. A central hub hospital delivering rapid stroke diagnosis and treatment partnering with typically smaller spoke hospitals in need of those services means more [...]

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ASU College of Business to hold healthcare financial management seminar

By   /  November 12, 2012  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Finance students in the Albany State University College of Business will learn about a critical aspect of healthcare. Representatives of the Georgia Healthcare Financial Management Association will discuss the changing dynamics of healthcare financial management. The presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 in Peace Hall Room [...]

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After Tuesday, Government Gets Busy Again

By   /  November 2, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet  On Fridays most of us look ahead to the weekend. Today we’re going to look past Tuesday’s elections. Several events will begin almost as soon as the votes are certified regardless who wins the White House. Elected officials at the state and local level are preparing as they will be busy again very soon. [...]

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Georgians depend on Medicare

By   /  October 30, 2012  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet By Senator Buddy Carter  Democrats in Washington aren’t being honest with the American people. Medicare is in big trouble. According to the latest report from the program’s Trustees, Medicare is facing a $38 trillion shortfall and will be out of money in just 12 years.   Currently, 1.3 million Georgians depend on Medicare. We have [...]

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Free insurance help for seniors

By   /  November 27, 2009  /  Ted Anderson  /   Comments

Tweet I know that there are a lot of seniors that are confused about their Medicare Plan D program in which they are currently enrolled and they are wondering if they should change to another plan. The period when a senior can make a change for the year 2010 is Nov. 15-Dec. 31. A change [...]

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Anti-Phoebe agenda is clear in documentary

By   /  October 19, 2009  /  News, Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet By Ron Galloway Phoebe Putney Hospital is the center of a mini-controversy these days, stocked in part by a documentary featuring two Albany residents who had some issues with the hospital. Let me explain why I think the whole fabricated issue is meaningless. My name is Ron Galloway. I’m a Georgia filmmaker, and 3 [...]

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Ted Anderson: Get Involved in Health Care Debate

By   /  August 22, 2009  /  Outlook, Ted Anderson  /   Comments

Tweet I, like a lot of people, do NOT trust our government because, basically, I think that they lie to the uneducated and poor people of this country. Name me one thing that they have gotten involved with that they didn’t screw up or make permanent when they promised their plan was just a quick [...]

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Healthcare Forum moved to Thronateeska

By   /  August 10, 2009  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet To: Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Members Due to the overwhelming amount of interest, tomorrow’s Healthcare Forum has been moved to Thronateeska Heritage Center, 100 West Roosevelt Ave. The forum will begin at 9:30 am and last for 45 minutes. Thank you for your interest. See you tomorrow, Wendy MartinVP Public Policy and CommunicationsAlbany [...]

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