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MIKE KLEINEditor, Georgia Public Policy Foundation By Mike Klein Four years ago Lee Gross saw the medical sands were shifting.  His insurance-based primary care practice near Sarasota, Florida was in danger of extinction unless Gross and his physician partners developed a different strategy.  Medicine, it seems, was also no longer much fun. “Any physician will tell you a lot has changed in medicine in the last ten to fifteen years,” Gross said this week in Atlanta.  “The paperwork gets absolutely crazy.  You’re basically no longer interacting with patients.  You’re just a cog in the wheel doing what the insurance companies are telling you to do.” Gross also saw a real possibility that his entire medical business model would vanish.  “Independent… View Article

I wanted to publicly say how much I appreciate Georgia Public Policy Foundation.  For those of you that will be entering the Legislature or are relatively new you may not quite yet appreciate how much we rely on Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s research and work.  As you know we’re a citizen’s legislature.  We have very little staff. They have been an invaluable, invaluable resource to us.  To put this [Forum] on and the regular programs that they do throughout the year make us better at what we do. (At the 2012 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum.)

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