Friday Facts: May 9, 2014

Where’s Georgia’s top barbecue?

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Publishes our Op-Ed on Trade Authority

Free-trade agreements have benefited Georgia job creators.

Checking Up On Health: May 6, 2014

Guess what they’re doing in Chinese hospitals to protect doctors?

Friday Facts: May 2, 2014

The American Academy of Private Physicians estimates that there are now about 4,400 concierge physicians, 30 percent more than last year.

Friday Facts: Making the News

Georgia Public Policy Foundaton Friday Facts, the pathway to news!

Checking Up On Health: April 29, 2014

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

Friday Facts: April 25, 2014

It’s Friday!  Events  May 7: ‘Concierge Care for the Little Guy,” is the topic at the Foundation’s 8.a.m. Leadership Breakfast at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The keynote speaker is Dr. Lee Gross, co-founder of Epiphany Health, a Direct Primary Care company. He will explain how individuals can afford coverage and care. This event is open to the public and is $25 to attend. Register by Monday, May 5, 2014, online at http://bit.ly/1gRToJZ. Health Care Forum May 7: At its May 7-9 Forum at the Galleria Centre, the Institute for Healthcare … Continue Reading →

Register to Learn about ‘Concierge Care for the Little Guy’

How do we provide access to health care for the uninsured? Find out on May 7!

Checking Up On Health: April 22, 2014

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

Friday Facts: April 18, 2014

It’s Friday!  Generosity I: Georgia ranks second only to Utah in the percentage of income given to charity, according to the latest “Generosity Index” report of U.S. states and Canadian provinces from the Fraser Institute.   Generosity II: In light of the previous post … Do you enjoy the Friday Facts? If so, we’d like you to remind you of the fine print at the bottom of every edition of the Friday Facts: “FRIDAY FACTS is made possible by the generosity of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s donors. If you enjoy … Continue Reading →

AJC Article on Transit Quotes Foundation

Foundation Vice President Benita Dodd proposed bus service instead of rail expansion in an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Falling transit use in metro rides against U.S. trend,” by Andria Simmons, in the Sunday edition on April 13, 2014. The article appeared on page B1, the front of the Metro section. By Andria Simmons Daren Givens’ weekend outings used to begin with MARTA — a bus or train ride from his Fairlie-Poplar neighborhood to the zoo, a concert or an intown festival. That changed over the past few years … Continue Reading →

Atlanta Business Chronicle Quotes Foundation on Streetcar

Foundation Vice President Benita Dodd comments on the streetcar development, calling it a waste of money.

AJC Quotes Foundation on Tax Breaks

In The Atlanta Journal-Constitution of April 15, 2014, GPPF president Kelly McCutchen was asked his views on the $240 million-plus in tax breaks signed into law. “This haphazard way of doing tax reform is not very effective,” he said.  “I certainly would rather us … undertake comprehensive tax reform so we didn’t have to resort to special tax breaks.” http://www.myajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/more-than-240-million-in-tax-breaks-signed-into-la/nfZbd/

Foundation op-ed on Medicaid appears in AJC Sunday, April 13, 2013

Checking Up On Health: April 15, 2014

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

Friday Facts: April 4, 2014

It’s Friday! Events  April 24: Matt Candler, founder and CEO of 4.0 Schools, keynotes, “School Choice: Big Gains in The Big Easy,” the Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. This event is open to the public and is $25 to attend. Find out more at https://www.georgiapolicy.org/?p=12626. Register at http://bit.ly/1lmETV5. May 7: Foundation Members get a discount rate of $159 to attend “Health Reform 2.0: The Great Debate,” the first face-to-face debate between two of the nation’s most influential health care experts: John Goodman of the … Continue Reading →

Do U.S. Antitrust Laws Conspire Against Innovators Like Tesla?

U.S. antitrust laws are a fascinating confusion of logic and nonsense. In too many cases, the government steps in to block actions that would appear likely to be good for consumers. The latest case is the spreading war by car dealers to block Tesla sales using state legislatures as their anti-consumer instrument. by Contributing Writer Jeffrey Dorfman, professor of agricultural and applied economics, University of Georgia.

Checking Up On Health: April 1, 2014

Cholesterol drugs, heart attack tests, how Big Brother wants to text you about your weight, and more.

Register for April 24 Event On School Choice in The Big Easy

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT March 31, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Foundation’s April 24 Event: ‘School Choice: Big Gains in The Big Easy’  Atlanta – What does leadership in school choice look like? New Orleans, La.   What does leadership in school choice sound like? Matt Candler, chairman of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools and CEO of 4.0 Schools.  Candler, an Atlanta native, is the keynote speaker at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Cobb County’s Georgian … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: March 28, 2014

How effective is the ACA individual mandate?