2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum

  2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum ‘Wisdom, Justice, Transformation’ Date: Friday, October 13, 2017 Location: Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center 2450 Galleria Parkway; Atlanta, GA  30339 Time: 7:30-8 a.m. Coffee/Breakfast | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Program Lunch included Register Now Here The entire event is open to the public, but registration is required. AGENDA 7:30 – 8:00 – Continental Breakfast 8:00 – 8:15 – Welcome 8:20 – 8:50 – Opening Presentation: Federal Tax Reform and What It Means for Georgia Jonathan Williams, Chief Economist and Vice President for the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: September 18, 2015

Health care: Enrollments increase, but so do premiums.

Friday Facts: June 5, 2015

What’s up, what’s down in transportation.

Friday Facts: May 29, 2015

Guess who’s getting serious about vehicle miles traveled?

Checking Up On Health: October 7, 2014

If Ebola is the enemy, should we allow it to gain a foothold here?

Friday Facts: October 3, 2014

One more reason Georgia needs tax reform

Checking Up On Health: August 5, 2014

‘Priceline’ for health care, 50 ways to cut your costs and five reasons to be glad you have U.S. health care.

Checking Up On Health: July 22, 2014

In case you missed it, two court rulings were handed down about the Affordable Care Act.

Checking Up On Health: June 17, 2014

The ObamaCare questions, the health care options, the health care questions you should know about.

Friday Facts: June 13, 2014

You’ve heard of POTUS, FLOTUS and SCOTUS. Now there’s WOTUS.

Checking Up On Health: May 27, 2014

That money from your boss for a plan on the health exchange may not pass IRS muster.

Checking Up On Health: April 29, 2014

Why “perfect attendance” awards and restricting the practice of telemedicine are bad ideas.

Checking Up On Health: April 22, 2014

What aren’t you telling your doctor? How many people have paid for ObamaCare?

Checking Up On Health: April 15, 2014

ObamaCare moving the goalposts; more allergy options and the Georgia woman accused of faking patients’ mammogram results.

Last Chance to Register for Wednesday’s Legislative Wrapup!

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT March 24, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Last Chance to Register for Wednesday’s ‘Legislative Roundup’ Kyle Wingfield, Eric Cochling Review the 2013-14 Session and Look Ahead Atlanta – If you haven’t yet registered, a reminder: Today is the registration deadline for “Georgia Legislative Roundup,” the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast Wednesday at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The 8 a.m. event is open to the public and features Eric Cochling, vice president of Policy Development at the Georgia Center for Opportunity, and … Continue Reading →

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 →

Checking Up On Health: March 4, 2014

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

Checking Up On Health: February 18, 2014

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

Checking Up On Health: February 4, 2014

Are you washing your hands long enough?

Target Stores to End Coverage for Part-timers

If you like your plan: Target has announced that it is ending health care insurance for its part-time workers on April 1 – the day after open enrollment for 2014 closes under the Affordable Care Act. The company joins Trader Joe’s Co., Home Depot Inc. and other U.S. retailers that have scaled back benefits in response to changes from Obamacare. s health plans now, according to a posting yesterday on the Minneapolis-based company’s Web site. Target is the second-largest U.S. discount retailer by sales and had about 361,000 total employees … Continue Reading →