Foundation Releases Study on Healthcare Waivers for Georgia
Researchers Find 1332 Waivers Improve Access, Affordability
Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has long advocated for market-oriented solutions to Georgia’s healthcare challenges. As one way of accomplishing this goal, the Foundation supports the use of a Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Georgia General Assembly has authorized Gov. Brian Kemp to use this tool to pursue more flexibility in how Georgia administers certain aspects of the ACA.
The Foundation has been provided with a report by Anderson Economic Group (AEG), in conjunction with Wilson Partners, and is publishing the report today in the interests of furthering public discussion. This report, “Healthcare Innovations in Georgia: Two Recommendations,” illustrates one way Georgia might use a 1332 waiver to lower the cost of healthcare, empower more Georgians to purchase private insurance, restore the primacy of the doctor-patient relationship, and ultimately blaze a trail for other states to follow.
The AEG report recommends Georgia adopt two policy innovations:
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“The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has been at the forefront of the conversation over how to fix Georgia’s healthcare market, ready to propose and promote innovative ideas,” said Kyle Wingfield, president of the Foundation.
“The AEG report outlines two possible options for Georgia. While there may be more policies the Kemp administration could pursue through a 1332 waiver, we find these proposals intriguing enough to place them in the public sphere for study and discussion by Georgia’s citizens, policymakers and lawmakers.”
The Foundation will host an informational call about the report for credentialed members of the news media with Kyle Wingfield, Patrick Anderson, Principal and CEO of AEG, and David Wilson of Wilson Partners on Tuesday, May 28, from 3:00-3:30 PM. For call-in information, please contact the Foundation’s vice president, Benita Dodd, at email@example.com or 404-256-4050.
About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: Established in 1991, the Foundation is an independent, state-focused, nonprofit think tank that proposes market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. Regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/GeorgiaPolicy and on Twitter at twitter.com/gppf. The Foundation is ranked in the Global Go-To Think Tank Index among the “Best Independent Think Tanks.”