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|
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.)