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 →

Friday Facts: March 7, 2014

The new SAT appears to bear some strong similarities to the Common Core State Standards.

Checking Up On Health: February 25, 2014

The numbers game continues with ObamaCare.

Friday Facts: February 21, 2014

Just how ready are Georgians for tax reform?

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?

Checking Up On Health: January 21, 2014

Health care costs, ObamaCare alternatives, Medicaid expansion, closing rural hospitals and more.

Checking Up On Health: January 14, 2014

The first Internet-linked toothbrush, a combination treatment for melanoma and an over-concentration on oncology R&D.

Checking Up On Health: November 26, 2013

Covering ObamaCare, the list of naughty holiday foods, holiday heart attacks and how to tip healthily.

Friday Facts: November 22, 2013

  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 →

Checking Up On Health: November 19, 2013

Drugmakers are shifting from traditional “small molecule” drugs to biologics. Find out why, and what could threaten that shift.

Friday Facts: November 8, 2013

How does Atlanta rank on congestion and water use? Not as poorly as you might think!

Checking Up On Health: November 5: 2013

Too much or too little sleep can be harmful to your health. How much sleep is enough?

Checking Up On Health: October 15, 2013

What constitutes a rare disease? What program covers the majority of people treated in hospitals?

Checking Up On Health: October 8, 2013

Do you work with a psychopath? Are you sure you have insurance? When are stem cells considered “human organs?”

Checking Up On Health: September 17, 2013

Learn what’s good, bad, diminishing, sickening, ugly and beautifying in health care.

Friday Facts: September 13, 2013

Is more spending leading to better student achievement?

Checking Up On Health: September 10, 2013

Apps for the health-care professional are third fastest-growing category on the market.

Checking Up On Health: September 3, 2013

Healing hearts, the high cost of drugs, bilharzia, biosimilars and why practices are merging.

Checking up on Health: August 27, 2013

When it is stupid to KISS, how online symptom checkers are helping and what’s happening to ‘healthy’ school lunches