January 29, 2010

Smokes and Mirrors in Resolving Budget Woes

By E. Frank Stephenson The General Assembly convened this year facing the daunting challenge of closing a billion-dollar budget hole, partly caused by the slumping economy and the consequent decrease […]

January 5, 2018

Technology Can Trump Tough Love

Sometimes, efforts to legislate and regulate turn ordinary Americans into lawbreakers or foundering pariahs. By Benita M. Dodd “It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass […]

November 14, 2022 • Friday Facts

Friday Facts: November 11, 2022

It’s Friday! Friday’s Freshest: Today is Veterans Day. In this week’s commentary, investigative journalist Chris Butler shares his thoughts on how Americans currently view the holiday. Many veterans feel overlooked, […]

September 25, 2015

Reforming Medicaid with Technology

Integrating health IT into Medicaid could actually address many of the challenges faced by the Medicaid population. By Merrill Matthews Every state is looking for ways to reduce its Medicaid […]

September 3, 2004

Agenda 2005: A Guide to the Issues- Health Care

Health Care Agenda Goal: an affordable, effective health care system that promotes longer, healthier lives for all Georgians. Encourage the adoption of consumer-based health care plans so that traditional market […]

May 6, 2011

Health Care Reform: Treat Disease, Not Symptoms

By Brian E. Hill, M.D. If physicians treated symptoms, they would never cure. Prescribing a cough suppressant to a patient with an intractable cough without searching for an underlying cause, […]

April 1, 2022 • Friday Facts

Friday Facts: April 1, 2022

It’s Friday!  Quotes of note“April 1st: This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three-hundred and sixty-four.” -Mark Twain “Today is April […]

August 17, 2016

Checking Up On Health: August 17, 2016

What should you save for health care in your retirement? Health Policy News and Views Compiled by Benita M. Dodd I visited Canada briefly over the weekend, driving into […]

May 19, 2022 • Blog

Is it Time to Shake Up Primaries?

The beauty of our electoral system is that it has room for innovation within certain parameters. Here's one way to experiment.

March 1, 2019

Friday Facts: March 1, 2019

It’s Friday! Events March 21: “Shining a Light on Government,” a Leadership Breakfast with Richard Belcher of WSB-TV in celebration of Sunshine Week on Thursday, March 21, at the Georgian […]

August 12, 2016

Guide to the Issues: Health Care

Principles: Sound health care policy should have the following characteristics: Patient-centered– Putting economic purchasing power and decision-making in the hands of participants minimizes third-party reimbursements, which foster an environment of […]

August 7, 2015

Snake Oil in the Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan is akin to letting a condemned man choose his method of execution: One way or another, it’s the end. By Benita M. Dodd “The most terrifying […]

June 19, 2015

The Great EPA Ozone-Asthma Caper

The projected benefits of the proposed new, stricter ozone standard appear small and contrary By Harold Brown The first ozone alert of 2015 was issued Wednesday (June 17) amid 90-degree […]

June 2, 2015

Checking Up On Health: June 2, 2015

You’d be surprised to find out what can predict five-year mortality. Hint: Walk faster! Health Care Policy News and Views Compiled by Benita M. Dodd Any day now, the U.S. […]

July 23, 2013

Checking Up On Health: July 23, 2013

Health Policy News and Views Compiled by Benita M. Dodd Even Dems are abandoning ship: The landmark health-reform law passed in 2010 has never been very popular and always highly […]

August 17, 2004

Agenda 2005: A Guide To The Issues- Air Quality

Air Quality Agenda Implement an effective emissions trading system similar to the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, which implements a regional cap-and-trade strategy to reduce ground-level […]

October 17, 1997

Mugged by Reality

Eight Lessons We’ve Learned About the Epidemic of Crime and What to Do About it Eight Lessons We’ve Learned About the Epidemic of Crime and What to Do About it […]

June 29, 2007

Eminent Domain Protection’s No Done Deal

By Jason Pye This month marks the second anniversary of the infamous Kelo v. New London decision, a case where the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the taking of private […]

November 27, 2007

Missing From the Tax Debate: Spending

By Kelly McCutchen Like love and marriage, tax and spending go together like the proverbial horse and carriage. Absent spending controls, any major “reform” proposal in Georgia’s tax code – […]

January 14, 2011

Tax Reform Council Delivers a Promising Package

By E. Frank Stephenson When Georgia’s Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness released its recommendations on January 7, headline writers trumpeted the council’s proposal to eliminate the sales tax […]

August 14, 2009

Hellish Health Reform

By Ronald E. Bachman The loudest voices clamoring for health “reform” in Washington are seldom considering health or health care first. The furor is about power: Controlling $2.5 trillion gives […]

October 16, 2009

Ten Things to Look for in Health Care Reform

By Kelly McCutchen Disguised as “reform,” numerous health care proposals are finding support. The result is a mishmash of plans that do little to improve access, quality or cost. There […]