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Grady CEO John Haupert on Obamacare, Medicaid, and the value of prevention

New challenges await our city's safety-net hospital

As nearly 1.7 million eligible, uninsured Georgians begin seeking medical care, Grady Memorial Hospital faces a new challenge in the wake of Governor Nathan Deal’s refusal to expand Medicaid. Money that once went to Grady and other safety nets as part of the federal Indigent Care Trust Fund will now be destined for states that have already opted in. Read more...

ACA delay won't have much impact on metro Atlanta

But it will buy more time for medium-sized employers

Employers with fifty or more full-time employees (those working thirty or more hours per week on average) may now wait until January 1, 2015, to provide employees with healthcare coverage. But according to Cindy Zeldin, the executive director of consumer advocacy nonprofit Georgians for a Healthy Future, the delay shouldn’t hold much bearing on the ACA’s implementation in metro Atlanta. Read more...

Holy guacamole: Mexican food is healthy… when it’s authentic

Taqueria del Sol chef dishes on local Mexican eats and healthy recipes

To beloved local cocinero Eddie Hernandez of Taqueria del Sol, too many local restaurants contribute to a prevailing misconception of Mexican fare as greasy, mystery-meat-stuffed calorie bombs with a side of rice and beans—dishes that are nowhere to be found in Mexico. He has curated a few of his favorite recipes for the masses and given us a fresh take on Mexican cuisine. And guess what: All of it is healthy. Read more...

Affordable Care Act to launch thousands of Georgia startups

Study outlines healthcare law’s potential to alleviate “job lock”

Long known as a job mecca of the South, Atlanta will become even more attractive for young entrepreneurs this fall. A recent report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the largest public health philanthropy in the United States, estimates that the Affordable Care Act will enable 56,000 Georgians to start businesses in 2014 who would not have otherwise done so. Read more...

Medicaid opt-out: What it means for the peach state

Study shows that Georgia will foot the bill for uncompensated care

A recent study estimates that Georgia and other states opting out of Medicaid expansion will miss out on a collective $8.4 billion in federal payments and spend roughly $1 billion “in the short term” on uncompensated care. Grady Memorial Hospital will swallow some of these costs as Metro Atlanta’s largest safety net health provider. Read more...