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Georgians for a Common Sense Health Plan
Website: http://www.commonsensehealthplan.org/
E-mail: info@commonsensehealthplan.org

Media Contacts

HENRY KAHN, MD
404-310-3958
hkahn@emory.edu

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
404.752.1624
dblumenthal@msm.edu

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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Georgia State News


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.