Tag Archives: Medical Association of Georgia

Political Notes: GOP lawmaker makes a case for Medicaid expansion

Republican Sen. Chuck Hufstetler says the Legislature should try to develop its own version of Medicaid expansion and try to get federal approval . . .

Tags: Chuck Hufstetler , dubose porter , Medicaid expansion , Medical Association of Georgia , Mike Dudgeon , Nathan Deal

Political Notes – Is Azziz going to Nevada university?

Ricardo Azziz, the president of Georgia Regents University, is revealed to be one of the finalists to become president of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas . . .

Tags: Acuity Brands , Georgia Family Violence Commission , Georgia Regents University , Medical Association of Georgia , Ricardo Azziz

Political Notes – Laying the groundwork for another try at ending malpractice suits

It appears that legislation seeking to eliminate medical malpractice lawsuits in Georgia will be introduced again next session . . .

Tags: Delta Air Lines , DOT , Georgia 400 toll plaza , Georgia Trial Lawyers Association , Medical Association of Georgia , medical malpractice , Pataula Circuit judgeship , Rick Jackson , tax break , Wayne Oliver

Political Notes – Jekyll development plan gets some positive responses

The proposed master plan for the development of Jekyll Island gets some positive feedback at a public hearing . . .

Tags: ADL , David Egan , economic development , Georgia Trial Lawyers Association , Jekyll Island Authority , Jekyll master plan , John B. Gordon , King's Hawaiian , Medical Association of Georgia , Shelley Rose , statues on capitol grounds , Tom Watson , William E. Silver

Deal signs malpractice exemption bill

A new state law will prevent the information developed as part of Obamacare from being used in medical malpractice lawsuits . . .

Tags: Alzheimer's task force , home-brewed beer , malpractice , Medical Association of Georgia , Obamacare , proof of auto insurance , redfish

Political Notes – Colin Powell again endorses Obama

Just as he did in 2008, former secretary of state Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama for president; MAG doesn’t oppose or support an expansion of Medicaid . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , Charles Darwin write-in , Colin Powell , John McCain , Medicaid expansion , Medical Association of Georgia , Mitt Romney , Paul Broun

Political Notes — Georgia gets federal loan for toll project

Georgia gets a much-needed federal highway loan that will enable the Northwest Corridor toll lane project to stay on track . . .

Tags: Cherokee County , Cobb County , David Ralston , Kasim Reed , Medical Association of Georgia , Nathan Deal , Northwest Corridor , Ray LaHood , toll lanes , Vance Smith , water supply committee