Do U.S. Antitrust Laws Conspire Against Innovators Like Tesla?

U.S. antitrust laws are a fascinating confusion of logic and nonsense. In too many cases, the government steps in to block actions that would appear likely to be good for consumers. The latest case is the spreading war by car dealers to block Tesla sales using state legislatures as their anti-consumer instrument. by Contributing Writer Jeffrey Dorfman, professor of agricultural and applied economics, University of Georgia.

Checking Up On Health: April 1, 2014

Cholesterol drugs, heart attack tests, how Big Brother wants to text you about your weight, and more.

Checking Up On Health: March 25, 2014

At the world-famous Cleveland Clinic, you can be seen TODAY!

Checking Up On Health: March 18, 2014

Health Care Policy News and Views Compiled by Benita M. Dodd ObamaCare Why no Medicaid expansion for Georgia? Just the expansion of Medicaid would cost Georgia an additional $2.5 billion over 10 years, Gov. Nathan Deal pointed out in an interview with Georgia Health News that was released Tuesday. “We simply cannot afford the $2.5 billion in new spending that the expansion would require without a severe impact on public education. The federal administration needs to start acknowledging the Supreme Court ruling and look at other alternatives that don’t force … Continue Reading →

Video: Georgia Lost a Great Man When Bo Callaway Passed Away

Georgia lost a remarkable man this weekend with the passing of Bo Callaway, congressman, U.S. Army Secretary, businessman, philanthropist and one whose life was defined by public service to his state and his nation.

Video: Daniel Garza’s Foundation Dinner Keynote Address

Daniel Garza epitomizes what it means to take advantage of American exceptionalism and free market strategies. Watch this Georgia Public Policy Foundation video!

Checking Up On Health: March 4, 2014

Moving the ObamaCare goalposts again; it’s Latino Enrollment week for ObamaCare.

Checking Up On Health: February 25, 2014

The numbers game continues with ObamaCare.

Article V Constitutional Amendment Momentum Grows

Legislators are considering several bills that would ensure Georgia is there if a Constitutional Convention is called for a single purpose to compel the federal government to operate within a balanced budget. By Mike Klein

Checking Up On Health: February 18, 2014

Test-tube lungs, doctors and technology, and what’s in a name.

What We’re Watching at the Capitol

Updates on criminal justice reform and foster care at the State Capitol

Checking Up On Health: February 4, 2014

Are you washing your hands long enough?

Checking Up On Health: January 21, 2014

Health care costs, ObamaCare alternatives, Medicaid expansion, closing rural hospitals and more.

Checking Up On Health: January 14, 2014

The first Internet-linked toothbrush, a combination treatment for melanoma and an over-concentration on oncology R&D.

Checking Up On Health: November 26, 2013

Covering ObamaCare, the list of naughty holiday foods, holiday heart attacks and how to tip healthily.

Checking Up On Health: November 19, 2013

Drugmakers are shifting from traditional “small molecule” drugs to biologics. Find out why, and what could threaten that shift.

Foster Care Children Should Be Everyone’s Personal Priority

This week Governor Nathan Deal said the state will hire 525 child welfare caseworkers over the next three years. And, a Georgia Senate foster care initiative working group began to consider ideas that might change how foster care in Georgia operates. This article is an excerpt from testimony by Tarren Bragdon, a former Maine state legislator whose Foundation for Government Accountability has created a model to evaluate state foster care programs nationwide. Bragdon testified at the State Capitol on Tuesday, November 12.

ObamaCare Premiums for Georgia

If you are interested in finding out out what the premiums on the Georgia exchange will look like, you can now visit https://data.healthcare.gov/dataset/QHP-Individual-Medical-Landscape/ba45-xusy. The premiums are broken down by state, county, plan type and provider.

Checking Up On Health: November 5: 2013

Too much or too little sleep can be harmful to your health. How much sleep is enough?

Checking Up On Health: October 22, 2013

Should you choose a male physician or a female physician?