Here's Why You Should Worry About the Affordable Care Act

All eyes have been focused on the functionality of the HealthCare.gov website — or the lack thereof — since its launch October 1. But another rolling disaster is underway that is much more significant: Despite the president’s assurances to the contrary, virtually everyone — not just the 15 million Americans with individual policies — will feel the brunt of Obamacare’s sweeping changes. By Grace-Marie Turner, President, Galen Institute

Ten Obamacare Predictions for 2014

To kick off 2014, Kathleen Sebelius is reportedly papering the country with op-eds about the wonders of the “Affordable” Care Act. But her PR campaign aside, things will continue to deteriorate for Obamacare in 2014. By Grace-Marie Turner, President, the Galen Institute.

Commentary: Slow-Growth Plans and Regulations Lose the Way for San Jose

By Randal O’Toole

California is a garden of Eden, A paradise to live in or see; But believe it or not, you won’t find it so hot If you ain’t got the do re mi. – Woody Guthrie

California’s scenic…

Return Insurance Regulation to the States

Let's reawaken the constitutional idea of federalism.

Whither Your Weather Depends on Station Location

By Benita M. Dodd

For years, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International and Chicago’s O’Hare airports have competed for the title of nation’s busiest airport. Last year, Atlanta won. As the official temperature stations for their respective cities, however, it seems the two airports…

Michael Horn: Up Close in South Korea and Vietnam Classrooms

Michael Horn recently traveled for one month through South Korea and Vietnam to closely examine their public and private education systems. This article was created for the Georgia Public Public Foundation. Horn is co-founder and Education Executive Editor at the Clayton Christensen Institute.

African-American Voters Inspired by School Choice

One of the most striking results of the vote on Amendment 1, which was approved by Georgia voters on Tuesday and creates an independent commission to authorize public charter schools in the state, is the absolutely extraordinary level of support received from African-American voters.

Dealing More Effectively with Juvenile Crime

By John G. Malcolm Georgia’s juvenile justice system needs reform. The system is failing the citizens of Georgia and, ironically, the juveniles it is supposed to “rehabilitate.” The whole system is premised on by-gone days when children did not engage…

Checking Up On Health: August 26, 2014

Insect sting allergies, home versus hospital births, why your teen sleeps in and more.

Education Choice Issues Meet Silence of the Left

The topic du jour on the left these days is inequality. But why does the left care about inequality?

2016 Freedom Award Recipient: Unsung Hero in Private Enterprise Education

The notable Georgian receiving the Georgia Public Policy Foundation's Freedom Award.

Thinking Outside the Cell: Texas Innovates To Correct Course in Prison System

By Mike Klein

 Each day across Georgia, the state Department of Corrections prepares enough meals to feed the population of the city of Marietta. Breakfast and lunch are served to nearly 60,000 adult prisoners. Paying for 31 state prisons annually costs…

Patient Safety is the Important Issue

By Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald

As medical malpractice reform is debated in the General Assembly, it is critical to keep in focus that the way we handle medical mistakes must ultimately protect patients and improve their care.

The current system is not doing…

Labor Day: A Celebration that Needs Work

By Benita M. Dodd

It’s become a holiday for great sales, the last trip to the lake, the last neighborhood pool weekend and a few parades. It’s the unofficial end of summer. The history of Labor Day, marked since 1884 on…

Without Local Curbs, Eminent Domain Abuse Is Imminent

By Benita M. Dodd

There was a time the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that government could take private property when it was “important to appropriate lands or other property for its own purposes, and to enable it to perform its functions,…

Whatever Happened to Free Enterprise?

Government, by going outside its proper province, has caused many, if not most, of the problems that vex us.

Occupational Licensing: Guide to the Issues 2020

Principles Citizens have a right to pursue a legal occupation, and the burden should fall on the government to justify any restrictions to that right. Restrictions on economic liberty should be targeted at protecting health and safety, and policy-makers should demand proof that there is a clear, likely and well-established danger to the public. Government should use the least restrictive means to address any danger to the public. Download the Occupational Licensing chapter of the Guide to the Issues 2020 here Read the full Guide to the Issues 2020 Recommendations: … Continue Reading →

Tear Down This Wall

By Ronald E. Bachman

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has announced a noble plan to reach 30,000 of the state’s uninsured; Lieutenant Governor Casey has a good plan to reach others. The challenge, however, is that more than 1.6 million Georgians lack…

Checking Up On Health: December 2, 2014

While you were preparing for Thanksgiving, ObamaCare was changing. Again.

Guide to the Issues: Long-Term Care

Principles

Long-term care programs should be reserved for Georgia’s most vulnerable populations. Long-term care programs should be designed to avoid “crowding out” private solutions and personal responsibility.

Recommendations

Seek ways to target publicly funded long-term care (LTC) services to the neediestGeorgians. Middle-class and affluent people…