Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The cost of colonoscopies, MRIs, CT scans and mammograms can shift a lot from place to place.
It costs $390 more to get an MRI in Fulton County than Gwinnett County. That's according to data from New Choice Health, a private company that encourages people to become smarter healthcare consumers. Patients in Fulton County also will spend more, on average, for three other procedures – colonoscopy, CT scan and mammogram. Fulton has the highest prices for three of the four procedures, and the fourth is nearly the highest. Has your doctor advised you to get a colonoscopy? That will cost you an average of $2,540 in Fulton, which is $260 more than in Gwinnett. But you could spend as much as $8,490 for the same procedure. That's the highest price for a colonoscopy anywhere in Georgia, according to New Choice Health's data. A CT scan will …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Georgia's Governor cites unknown costs, lack of flexibility in federal regulations.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Gov. Nathan Deal today told the Obama administration that Georgia will not set up its own health care exchange, citing the administration's "one-size fits all" approach and the high cost that the law places on states. “I remain committed to common sense health care solutions that empower consumers to take responsibility for their own health, motivate the private sector and drive efficiencies for consumers, employers and governments alike,” Deal said in a press release. “I continue to hope that we might finally engage in a serious conversation about restoring meaningful flexibility to states around health care programs.” Deal said the federal government needs to loosen regulations that restrict states’ options. He said he would support a "…
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Dem. State Rep. Stacey Abrams gives a counterpoint, but agrees changes to entitlements must be made.
Healthcare was the topic of Georgia Congressman Tom Price's talk Monday at a Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber Breakfast. “Unless we address the issues of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, we cannot - we will not – grow this economy,” the Roswell resident said to a crowded room at the Westin Hotel. Price told the crowd that $2.5 trillion of $3.5 trillion in federal government spending is on entitlements. “You can’t balance the budget without changes to Medicare…Which is why I can’t tell you how excited I am that my party selected Paul Ryan [as the vice presidential pick],” he said. Whatever side of the health care debate folks fall on, Price said one thing in which most people would agree, there will be a lot of harsh banter slung …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Price was first elected to represent Georgia's Sixth District in 2004.
Republican Congressman Tom Price will discuss health care at the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Bagels and Breakfast event on Aug. 20. A year ago, during his talk at the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs luncheon, Price was critical of the Obama adiministration.He called for a moratorium on federal regulations, a freeze on federal hiring for 18-months, and a 10 percent reduction in salary for anyone who earns more than $100,000 from the federal government. Price currently serves as the fifth ranking Republican in the House of Representatives as the Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee. He was first elected to Georgia's Sixth District in 2004, and sits on the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the House Budget Committee. The breakfast starts…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
In a 5-4 vote, the justices let stand all sections of the President's healthcare legislation, including the mandated insurance requirement for all Americans, but what do you think?
In a split decision, the U.S. Surpreme Court let stand President Obama's healthcare legislation, including the controversial individual health insurance mandate many thought would be singled out for rejection. According to Huffington Post's Mike Sacks, the Court said the individual mandate is Constitutional as a tax, but it is not valid as an exercise of Congress' commerce clause power, which is the position taken by the Obama administration. Take part in the poll and add comments on why you think the Court was right or wrong. Chief Justice Johns Roberts wrote the opinion, and he was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan in the majority decision. Read more about the health care law: The …