Georgia Public Policy Foundation explores targeted healthcare solutions that are patient-centered, provide security for the sickest individuals, treat individuals and companies fairly under the tax code, promote personal responsibility, embrace transparency in the market, and avoid costly top-down mandates that discourage flexibility and limit options for Georgians seeking access to affordable, quality care.

Near-term Responses to Ease COVID-19 Impact in Georgia

The Foundation marshaled its Senior Fellows and colleagues around the nation and compiled a list of policies that could be implemented quickly to ease the burden on providers, educators, businesses and families as the pandemic continues.

Near-Term Proposals as Georgia Tackles COVID-19

The Foundation has compiled a list of policy proposals as the state of Georgia copes with the uncertainties surrounding the novel coronavirus.

COVID-19 a Teachable Moment for Georgia Healthcare Policy

Over the years – in some cases, decades – our state leaders have declined to enact some important policies that would have put us in a better position.

Innovation, Lessons Learned Guide Georgia’s Response to Coronavirus

The response by state officials thus far has been practical and preemptive, lessons honed in recent years.

Reform is Overdue for Federal-State Medicaid Partnership

By providing a higher reimbursement for Obamacare-expansion enrollees, the federal government is now discriminating against the traditional Medicaid populations in favor of the able-bodied, working-age adult population. That’s unfair to those who Medicaid was intended to serve and leads to some diversion of services away from traditional Medicaid enrollees.

Georgia Blazes a Trail with a Bold Healthcare Plan

Between them, Governor Brian Kemp’s proposals would make coverage more affordable for all uninsured Georgians and many who are insured, not only those covered by expanding Medicaid.

Ignoring Trump’s Health Plan Won’t Make It Go Away

The Trump administration continues to push for fundamental changes in our healthcare system. If Congress would do its part, the system would be radically different than it was when Trump took office.

AJC Publishes Op-ed on Healthcare Waivers by Foundation CEO Kyle Wingfield

Georgia won’t save struggling hospitals by expanding Medicaid, so a different solution is need to address the very real problems these hospitals face.

New Rules Expand Individuals’ Healthcare Options

Almost two years have passed since Republican efforts to reform the U.S. health insurance market were pronounced dead. Perhaps they were merely on life support.

Healthcare Works When the Price is Right

Of all the things we might do to improve our healthcare system, the one reform that is more important is that we must make it profitable to take care of sick people.

New Study Finds Innovative Waivers Could Improve Healthcare Access, Affordability

A new report offers ways Georgia can utilize waivers to lower healthcare costs, improve access to better insurance options, restore the primacy of the doctor-patient relationship, and ultimately blaze a trail for other states to follow.

Foundation Releases Study on Healthcare Waivers for Georgia

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation supports the use of a Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Georgia 1332 report by AEG/Wilson Partners

Two recommendations for health care innovation in Georgia.

The “Right to Try” Experimental Health Care Methods

This fox news clip shows a discussion regarding weather or not citizens should have the right to try experimental, non-government approved health treatments if they so choose.

Medical Liability Reform – Personal Stories

Jennifer Shiver and Ron Bachman tell their personal stories regarding the lack of access to justice in the current medical malpractice system.

Cost-Effectiveness of a Low-Cost, Hospital-Based Primary Care Clinic

This study assesses the cost-effectiveness of an insurance administration-free, hospital-based clinic designed to provide a full array of primary care services to low-income individuals at little or no cost.

The Solution to the Medicaid-driven Budget Crisis

Healthcare costs associated with Medicaid are a common factor in state and local budget shortages. Fortunately, there is a solution that has bipartisan support and has shown to reduce utilization and overall costs.

Direct Primary Care Providers Extend Concierge Services

Call it concierge medicine for the masses. The idea is that routine, mundane primary care should not require expensive insurance and can be cheaper without it.

Direct Primary Care: An Innovative Alternative to Conventional Health Insurance

W‌ith new concerns over the effects of the Affordable Care Act on access to care and continued frustration with third-party reimbursement, innovative care models such as direct primary care may provide a satisfying alternative for doctors and patients.

Still Asking for Whom Georgia’s Roads are Tolled?

Automobiles heading north in the toll lanes along I-75 encountered no delays on April 27, while traffic in the general-purpose lanes crawled for miles because of construction delays.

By Benita M. Dodd

The toll lanes are coming! The toll lanes are…