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 →
The new SAT appears to bear some strong similarities to the Common Core State Standards.
The numbers game continues with ObamaCare.
Just how ready are Georgians for tax reform?
Test-tube lungs, doctors and technology, and what’s in a name.
Are you washing your hands long enough?
Health care costs, ObamaCare alternatives, Medicaid expansion, closing rural hospitals and more.
The first Internet-linked toothbrush, a combination treatment for melanoma and an over-concentration on oncology R&D.
Covering ObamaCare, the list of naughty holiday foods, holiday heart attacks and how to tip healthily.
November 22, 2013 It’s Friday! It’s nearing year’s end, and we’d like to remind you: The Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Friday Facts, our most popular product, exist thanks to your support and contributions. Please help us continue “Changing Georgia Policy, Changing Georgians’ Lives,” with your tax-deductible end-of-year contribution at http://tinyurl.com/3y27zfm. You know we’re getting under their skin: We’re sporting another feather in our cap after the Foundation earned a personal mention on MSNBC from a doyenne of Big Government, Rachel Maddow. Maddow, whose syndicated talk radio program … Continue Reading →
Drugmakers are shifting from traditional “small molecule” drugs to biologics. Find out why, and what could threaten that shift.
How does Atlanta rank on congestion and water use? Not as poorly as you might think!
Too much or too little sleep can be harmful to your health. How much sleep is enough?
What constitutes a rare disease? What program covers the majority of people treated in hospitals?
Do you work with a psychopath? Are you sure you have insurance? When are stem cells considered “human organs?”
Learn what’s good, bad, diminishing, sickening, ugly and beautifying in health care.
Is more spending leading to better student achievement?
Apps for the health-care professional are third fastest-growing category on the market.
Healing hearts, the high cost of drugs, bilharzia, biosimilars and why practices are merging.
When it is stupid to KISS, how online symptom checkers are helping and what’s happening to ‘healthy’ school lunches