How much could telehealth save in health care costs?
How many of the uninsured will avoid penalties and fines because of exemptions to the Affordable Care Act?
How are streetcar projects doing around the nation?
Guess who’s coming to raise Cain at the 5th Annual Georgia Legislative Policy Forum?
What happens if more students use tuition tax credit scholarships?
A Georgia-based organization proposes affordable health care solutions for uninsured Georgians.
Uber, Lyft and Sidecar get a hostile reception.
You’ve heard of POTUS, FLOTUS and SCOTUS. Now there’s WOTUS.
It’s Friday! Quotes of Note “There is no surer way to misread any document than to read it literally. … As nearly as we can, we must put ourselves in the place of those who uttered the words, and try to divine how they would have dealt with the unforeseen situation; and, although their words are by far the most decisive evidence of what they would have done, they are by no means final.” – Judge Learned Hand “It’s not what you say, it’s what people hear.” – Frank Luntz … Continue Reading →
Transparency in health care could cut health care spending by about $100 billion over the next decade, according to one study
Where’s Georgia’s top barbecue?
The American Academy of Private Physicians estimates that there are now about 4,400 concierge physicians, 30 percent more than last year.
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 →
What aren’t you telling your doctor? How many people have paid for ObamaCare?
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 →
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/
The cost of the Falcons’ new stadium, the cost of regulation on infrastructure and the risky power grid.
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 →
How effective is the ACA individual mandate?