2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum
‘Wisdom, Justice, Transformation’
Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Location: Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center
2450 Galleria Parkway; Atlanta, GA 30339
Time: 7:30-8 a.m. Coffee/Breakfast | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Program
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The entire event is open to the public, but registration is required.
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7:30 – 8:00 – Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 – Welcome and Overview
8:20 – 8:50 – Opening Presentation: Federal Tax Reform and What It Means for Georgia
9:00 – 10:15 Session One: Success Across the State: Examples of Health Care Transformation in Georgia
Rising health care costs pose a huge threat to federal, state and local governments; make health care increasingly unaffordable for the middle class, and make our businesses less competitive nationally and internationally. Georgia is fortunate to have many businesses throughout the state that are national models for improving quality and lowering health care costs. With the State of Georgia providing care for about one-quarter of the population, these businesses’ experiences and lessons learned are invaluable as lawmakers seek solutions. (To download the Powerpoint presentation from this session, click here.)
10:20 – 11:50 Session Two: Laboratories of Democracy: Health Care Transformation through Federal Waivers
Within the Affordable Care Act is the State Innovation Waiver program, a mechanism that gives states great authority to restructure their health care markets. Health care providers and policy leaders share their vision of how Georgia could lead the transformation of health care in the United States.
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 Session Three: Education Transformation: Unleashing the Teacherpreneurs and Edupreneurs
What is holding back innovation in education? How do we free teachers and school leaders to prepare our children for a world dominated by artificial intelligence? How do we make higher education more affordable? How does Georgia create the policies and ecosystems necessary to provide quality education to every corner of Georgia?
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|Speakers, pictures and video from previous Georgia Legislative Policy Forums 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010|
When I served four terms in the state Senate, one of the few places where you could go to always and get concrete information about real solutions was the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. That hasn’t changed. [The Foundation] is really right up there at the top of the state think tanks, so you should be very proud of the work that they are doing!