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.

‘Medicare for All’ is Popular Until You Explain How it Works

A new poll shows that a clear majority of Americans support Medicare for All – until they are told what it is and how it would work.

Medicaid Work Requirements Could Help the Poor

More than 12 million nondisabled, working-age Americans are enrolled in Medicaid. They receive medical care that is virtually free, and in most states they are under no obligation to work or seek work.

Foundation’s Kyle Wingfield Testifies on Health Care at Rural Development Council

Georgia Public Policy Foundation CEO Kyle Wingfield testified about health care opportunities for Georgia before the House Rural Development Council at its December 4, 2018, meeting in Dahlonega. View his presentation, beginning at the 4:01:00 mark, here: https://livestream.com/accounts/25225474/events/7618751/videos/184370579. View the slides from…

A Good Samaritan Clinic Dedicates Care to Low-Income Patients

As Executive Director Greg Lang (top left) poses for a group photograph at Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett, a sign behind the group says it all: “This clinic employs physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants…

Solving the Problem of Guaranteed Issue and Pre-existing Conditions

The purpose of most insurance is to purchase protection before the onset of a problem. Health insurance is different. Pre-existing conditions are prevalent. Some are born thus; many acquire chronic conditions and others deal with the normal disabilities of aging.

Medicaid Expansion, ‘Free’ Money That Costs a Lot

Under the Affordable Care Act’s provisions for Medicaid expansion, virtually anyone with annual earnings at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty level is eligible. What is left unsaid is that it is anybody’s guess what options are available to a Medicaid recipient whose income rises to 139 percent of the qualifying level.

2018 Forum Focuses on Georgia’s Imminent Challenges

Policy experts take on education, health care, criminal justice and pensions.

New Rule Creates New Opportunities for Health Insurance

By Joey Costa

Joey Costa

A new rule from the U.S. Department of Labor will allow more small employers and self-employed individuals to join forces to create Association Health Plans, providing consumers more choice and even some control over their…

Release the Health-Care Market

By Kyle Wingfield

The contract dispute between Piedmont Healthcare and Blue Cross and Blue Shield appears to be over: The two parties this past week confirmed a “handshake deal” at the urging of Gov. Nathan Deal.

Georgians who seek care via both…

Winners and Losers in Georgia’s 2017-18 Session

The good, the bad, the ugly of the 2017-18 legislative session.

Patients Deserve the Right to Shop

Georgia families face some of the biggest increases in health care premiums in the country this year. For many families, health care is rapidly becoming unaffordable.

Technology Can Trump Tough Love

Sometimes, efforts to legislate and regulate turn ordinary Americans into lawbreakers or foundering pariahs.

Marsy’s Law of Unintended Consequences

Proceed cautiously with a victims' rights amendment.

News Release: Foundation President McCutchen Stepping Down at Year’s End

After nearly 25 years, Foundation CEO is accepting a new position.

A Thanksgiving to be Grateful for Leaders with Integrity

By Benita M. Dodd

Tim Huelskamp, speaking at the 2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum, told attendees, “I spent six years in Washington and it’s still the same today: The real action, the real opportunities for growth and actually reinvigorating…

2017 Forum Delivers Promising Policies on Taxes, Health Care, Education

By Benita M. Dodd

With politics and the weather in unusual and untimely states of flux in 2017, the 2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum was undoubtedly one of the most difficult to organize since the Georgia Public Policy Foundation established the…

Feeding on Problems: From World Hunger to Abundance

By Harold Brown

Harold Brown, Senior Fellow, Georgia Public Policy Foundation

Remember when India was a poster-country for overpopulation and starvation? In just one sign, The New York Times carried more than 100 articles per year from 1965 to…

The Unintended Consequences of Trade Protectionism

By Jeffrey Dorfman

Jeffrey Dorfman

The International Trade Commission has ruled that imported solar panels from China and other countries were injuring U.S. manufacturers, which will provide President Trump with the opportunity to impose tariffs in order to protect American solar panel…

Burying Power Lines: A Shocking Cost

The Marietta Daily Journal of September 27, 2017 published a letter to the editor in the midst of recovery from recent hurricanes that downed power lines and prompted calls for utilities to bury the lines. The letter writer raised some…

Time is of the Essence in State Health Care Reform

State-focused health care reform is a major component of the 2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum on October 13. Register today here. 

By Kelly McCutchen

With the failure of health care reform in Congress, Georgia faces decision time: Accept the status…