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Dr. Kahn has practiced general internal medicine in Atlanta since 1973. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, he was a resident (internal medicine) at Boston City Hospital followed by a year at Lincoln Hospital (pediatrics) in the Bronx, New York City. He came to Atlanta to serve 2 years in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and has stayed there as a faculty member in the Emory University School of Medicine.

Beyond his teaching and research in chronic-disease prevention, he worked to establish the neighborhood health centers associated with Grady Memorial Hospital. He is now Professor Emeritus in Emory’s Department of Family & Preventive Medicine and on the adjunct faculty of Morehouse School of Medicine. His current day job includes research as a chronic-disease epidemiologist.

Daniel Blumenthal, MD

Dr. Blumenthal is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Chicago School of Medicine. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Charity Hospital of New Orleans (Tulane Division) and received his master of public health degree from Emory University. He is board-certified in both pediatrics and preventive medicine.

He has served as a VISTA Volunteer physician in Lee County, Arkansas; as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta; as a faculty member at the Emory University School of Medicine; and as a medical epidemiologist with the World Health Organization Smallpox Eradication Program in India and Somalia. Since 1985, he has chaired the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine.

Evan Weisman | 404.355.9815 | nweisman@mindspring.com
Dr. Weisman is a graduate of Yale and the Emory Medical School. He has practiced Cardiology in Atlanta from 1970 to 2007.

Local Unions Endorsing HR676

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Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017

By Jack Bernard | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 21, 2017
Let’s play a game of guess “who said.” On CNN in 1999: “If you can’t take care of your sick in the country, forget it, it’s all over...I believe in universal healthcare."

Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017

By Jack Bernard | The (Columbus, Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer, April 21, 2017
When he was in office, President Obama stated that my party, the GOP, had been highly critical of the ACA (Obamacare), but had offered no alternative for improving access and cutting cost. At the time, he was right.

Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

By Jack Bernard | The Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, Ga.), Letters, Feb. 1, 2017
Do not be fooled by the rhetoric coming out of some of the congressional leadership and specifically Rep. Price, nominee for HHS secretary, and Speaker Ryan. When you hear them say “access to coverage” think about unaffordable premiums. Access clearly does not mean that all taxpayers will have health care insurance...or truly be able to pay for offered policies.

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

By Carol Paris, M.D., and Jack Bernard | The Citizen (Fayetteville, Ga.), Jan. 31, 2017
We read the letter by David Browning and agree with many of the points he made. It is good to see taxpayers waking up to the fact that Medicare for All (otherwise known as single payer) will go a long way towards solving both our access and cost containment problems.

Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

By Jack Bernard | Georgia Health News, Jan. 4, 2016
We are the most religious democracy in the world, and our Judeo-Christian ethic demands that we take care of the downtrodden. But we are also the only advanced democracy without universal health coverage. Are we confused...or just hypocrites? My bet is that we are very confused.

Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2016

By Jack Bernard | The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle, Dec. 10, 2016
A conservative friend mentioned to me the other day that he agreed with Mike Huckabee, a big Donald Trump supporter, on health care. The problem with Americans is that we eat too much, exercise too little and do not know the cost of health care services.

Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

By Jack Bernard | The Citizen (Fayetteville, Ga.), Oct. 4, 2016
Megan McArdle, a well-known national writer for Bloomberg View, has put forth herself as an impartial expert on our healthcare system. However, I have found this piece (9-7-16, Citizen and 8-31-16, Bloomberg View) and other McArdle columns lacking in balance and solutions, not that what she says is necessarily wrong about the current situation.

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2016

By Jack Bernard | Georgia Health News, Aug. 18, 2016
With a proven record of cutting waste and reducing spending, I am a fiscally conservative Republican, as well as a health care professional. But the Georgia GOP legislative leadership and I have reached very different conclusions about Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

By Jack Bernard | Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, Ga.), July 16, 2016
My party, the GOP, is once again running for election this year on the old slogan of “repeal and replace Obamacare.” I agree that the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare) has major issues, but the key question remains: What should be its replacement? We differ drastically on the answer.

Posted on Monday, July 11, 2016

By Jack Bernard | The Boston Globe, Letters, July 11, 2016
There is only one long-range solution for the problem of access to mental health services: Medicare for all.

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2016

By Jack Bernard | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 24, 2016
I have been amazed at the number of negative Medicare-for-all attack pieces printed in various respected papers over the last few months, making me wonder why primarily liberal economists would be attacking a program that progressives have been trying to enact since Truman.

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

By Jack Bernard | The Wall Street Journal, Letters, March 29, 2016
Re: Dr. Scott Atlas's "How to Fix the Scandal of Medicaid and the Poor" (op-ed, March 16): Dr. Atlas is correct about many of the problems faced by Medicaid, but his cure is worse than the disease. The fact is the poor can’t afford to go the high-deductible or health-savings-account route.

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016

By Kenneth Zapp | Business in Savannah (Ga.)
Canada spends less, both as a percent of their GDP and in real dollars than we do on their total health care system. In Canada, 10 percent to 12 percent of their GDP goes toward health expenses that cover all citizens. We spend 16 percent to 17 percent of our GDP on health services even though more than 10 percent of our citizens do not have coverage.

Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

By Jack Bernard | The Citizen
I am not in agreement with going back to the time before we had primary care insurance and having individuals fend for themselves, negotiating direct agreements with each of their doctors. The paperwork, research, skill and time required on both sides would be immense.

Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015

By Chiang Been Huang | Atlanta Journal Constitution
National health insurance has long been an issue of controversy among Americans. Even now, with Obamacare in place, Georgians and other U.S. citizens are divided as to its efficacy. Perhaps Taiwan’s experience with national health care can offer some perspective.

Posted on Monday, September 22, 2014

By Jack Bernard | The Ledger-Inquirer (Columbus, Ga.)
Ever since Medicare (universal health insurance for old people and the disabled) came out in 1965, congressional efforts to expand it to cover the rest of us have been thwarted.

Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014

By Evan Weisman, M.D. | Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Recently there was a Senate hearing on comparative health systems in other countries.

Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2013

By Jack Bernard | Modern Healthcare
Hospital board members make decisions based on the mission of their organizations, not solely on how to increase the bottom line. Similarly, we can't just let our fellow citizens suffer, expecting the free market to magically take care of the problem of the uninsured and underinsured.

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

By Jack Bernard | Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, Ga.)
In my rural county, the Tea Party was started by, and is still headed by, a Republican blue-collar trade union worker from New Jersey who looks and sounds like someone you would see on "The Sopranos."

Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013

By Jack Bernard and Neil Shulman | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
In a fruitless effort, the radical Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have once again pushed through a repeal of “socialist” Obamacare — for the 37th time. This is partisan politics at its finest, since Obamacare is simply an update of Romneycare, a thoroughly Republican concept based on private insurance first introduced by former Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole in more reasonable times.

Posted on Monday, July 9, 2012

By Jack Bernard | Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer
Times are hard. Major changes are needed, politically, economically and socially. Statistics show that the U.S. spends much more than other nations and that our mortality and morbidity outcomes are not as good, as anyone who has studied the problem knows. In this vein, more Americans are coming to see the benefits of reforming our health care “non-system.”

Posted on Monday, July 2, 2012

By Jack Bernard | USA Today, Letters
I can understand why my neighbors do not care for the individual health care mandate, but I do not understand what their problem is regarding national health insurance.

Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012

By Rita Valenti, R.N. | Atlanta Journal Constitution, Letters

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012

By Jack Bernard | Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 22, 2012
A much better, more comprehensive solution is to do away with both Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (i.e., "Obamacare") by expanding Medicare to cover all ages and people, including national elected officials. With Universal Medicare all costs can be controlled and complete access assured. Medicare has overhead expenses of about 3 percent, one-tenth of the overhead costs of private insurers.

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2009

By Jack Bernard | Ledger-Inquirer (Columbus, Ga.)
Virtually all national polls show that health care reform is in trouble, just as it was under the Clintons. Once again, lobbyists from the health industrial complex have purposefully confused the American public, as they did with the misleading but highly effective "Harry and Louise" ads in the 1990s, and bought off our elected representatives in both parties.