Two ways of looking at alternative health care reforms

A “Yes, if…” approach identifies concerns and seeks input of creative ideas and consensus solutions. It is a preferable approach for health care reform.

Make Foundation’s 2015 Wish List a To-Do List

This year’s Foundation wish list for the Gold Dome to-do list focuses on tax reform, transportation, health care and education.

Empowering Parents and Students More Important Than Who Funds Scholarships

By Jon East Florida is one of 14 states that provide tax credit scholarships to children who can’t afford a private school, and a financial approach born of necessity has become one of its greatest strengths. Since the state has no personal income tax, its scholarship relies exclusively on tax-credited contributions from companies. Those contributions, in turn, have fueled the largest scholarship program in the nation. In its 13th year, the Florida program is now serving nearly 69,000 of the state’s most economically disadvantaged students in more than 1,500 private … Continue Reading →

Checking Up On Health: October 28, 2014

Wait. You thought that was a cancellation of your health care policy? Wrong, according to the Obama administration!

Checking Up On Health: October 7, 2014

If Ebola is the enemy, should we allow it to gain a foothold here?

2014 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum

5th Annual Georgia Legislative Policy Forum Theme: “Tearing Down Walls” (25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall) Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 Location: Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel 2450 Galleria Parkway; Atlanta, GA  30339 Time: 7:30-8 a.m. Coffee/Breakfast | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Program Lunch included AGENDA 7:30-8:00 – Continental Breakfast 8:00  Welcome – Senator Hunter Hill 8:20 – 8:55 Breakfast Keynote: Clint Bolick, Director, Goldwater Institute’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation 9:00 – 10:15 Session One: Tearing Down the Wall to Education Opportunity and Choice Sajan George – Founder and CEO, Matchbook Learning Gerard Robinson – former Secretary of Education in Virginia and … Continue Reading →

The Mother of All Slush Funds

By Ronald E. Bachman   Now that Congress is back in session and President Obama has spoken, Washington’s focus on the various health plans will intensify. But health legislation passing through Congress has nothing to do with health reform, or even health care. It is about raw political power.   Controlling $2.5 trillion with grants, awards and expanded federal bureaucracies is a winning combination for increasing government intrusion into citizens’ lives. Congress has proposed minimizing individual responsibility and maximizing central power in Washington. The power includes the ability to spend … Continue Reading →

Checking Up On Health: August 5, 2014

‘Priceline’ for health care, 50 ways to cut your costs and five reasons to be glad you have U.S. health care.

Checking Up On Health: July 22, 2014

In case you missed it, two court rulings were handed down about the Affordable Care Act.

North Carolina’s Conservative Reforms and Business

North Carolina surges ahead on tax and business reforms.

Have You Registered for the Foundation’s July 10 Macon event?

Join us in Macon in July 10 to celebrate Milton Friedman’s birthday!

Checking Up On Health: June 17, 2014

The ObamaCare questions, the health care options, the health care questions you should know about.

DFCS Leader: “If You’re Part of the Problem, Your Days Are Done”

Governor Nathan Deal’s new hand-picked executive-in-charge of child protective services says, “If you’re part of the bureaucracy and you’re part of the problem, your days are done.” By Foundation Editor Mike Klein.

Checking Up On Health: June 10, 2014

“Frozen” docs: A School of Medicine Class of 2016 sings “Let It Go,” or rather, “I Don’t Know.”

Checking Up On Health: May 27, 2014

That money from your boss for a plan on the health exchange may not pass IRS muster.

Checking Up On Health: May 6, 2014

Guess what they’re doing in Chinese hospitals to protect doctors?

Register Now for ‘Concierge Care for the Little Guy,’ May 7 Event

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT April 30, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Register Now for ‘Concierge Care for the Little Guy,’ May 7 Event Atlanta – A reminder: Monday is the deadline to register for “Concierge Care for the Little Guy,” the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s May 7 Leadership Breakfast at the Cobb Galleria Centre. How do we provide access to health care for the uninsured? How do we put patients in control? How do we promote price transparency?Dr. Lee Gross*, co-founder of Epiphany Health, a Direct Primary … Continue Reading →

Checking Up On Health: April 29, 2014

Why “perfect attendance” awards and restricting the practice of telemedicine are bad ideas.

Checking Up On Health: April 22, 2014

What aren’t you telling your doctor? How many people have paid for ObamaCare?

Checking Up On Health: April 15, 2014

ObamaCare moving the goalposts; more allergy options and the Georgia woman accused of faking patients’ mammogram results.