Friday Facts: August 23, 2013

Federal government-wide, the time spent on paperwork documenting onerous regulations adds up to 10.3 billion hours.

Checking Up On Health: August 20, 2013

A portrait of the newly insured, the “gaming” of ObamaCare, using technology to reduce health care costs.

Friday Facts: August 16, 2013

How are Georgia’s HOT lanes doing?

Friday Facts: August 9, 2013

Lake Oconee Academy’s test scores rank it as the state’s top-performing public charter school and Georgia’s third highest performing public elementary school.

Checking Up On Health: August 6, 2013

Can telemedicine cut costs, improve outcomes and patient engagement, or all of the above?

Checking Up On Health: July 23, 2013

Winners and losers under ObamaCare, who’s jumping ship and why the new law won’t reduce emergency room visits.

Checking Up On Health: July 16, 2013

Overused treatments, questionable referrals, misused payments, online shopping for surgery, Georgia’s most wired hospitals and who to follow on Twitter.

Friday Facts: July 12, 2013

July 12, 2013  It’s Friday!  The Legacy of Hank McCamish On June 30 Georgia lost a great leader and a great man. Henry F. “Hank” McCamish Jr. was born and raised in Greenwood, SC, but after graduating from Georgia Tech in 1950 he never left Georgia.    A successful career as an entrepreneur allowed him to become a generous philanthropist. His leadership and gifts impacted countless charitable organizations and his guidance and mentorship influenced countless lives. Hank founded the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on October 29, 1991. He had two simple instructions: … Continue Reading →

Checking Up On Health: July 9, 2013

Better drugs, organ donation, liver “buds” and ObamaCare trips up time and again.

Checking Up On Health: June 25, 2013

The number of Americans with a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the U.S. medical system is the lowest since 2008.

Checking Up On Health: June 11, 2013

Higher premiums for young people, a greater doctor shortage, great news for temps, and we’re not warming up to ObamaCare.

Checking Up On Health: June 4, 2013

The feds are seeking input on elements needed in a regulatory framework for health IT and apps that “promotes innovation.”

Checking Up On Health: May 21, 2013

Higher premiums for young adults, backlash against small businesses, IRS overstep, penalizing part-time professors and more …

Checking Up On Health: May 7, 2013

What if there was a CURE for gray hair?

Checking Up On Health: April 30, 2013

Remember P.J. O’Rourke’s oft-quoted comment? “If you think health care is expensive now, just wait until it’s free!” The amount of the average subsidy per enrollee in the health care exchanges under ObamaCare, for example.

Checking Up On Health: April 23, 2013

You’ve heard of anchor babies. But have you heard of “medical repatriation?”

Bulletin! Registration Extended for Tuesday’s Telehealth Panel Discussion

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT April 22, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Bulletin! Registration Extended for Telehealth Panel Discussion Atlanta – A last-minute table cancellation has left some seats available, so the Georgia Public Policy Foundation has extended registration until 5 p.m. today for, “Telehealth: Taking Health Care to The Next Level,” the Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. Don’t miss an opportunity to hear the latest in health care innovations for Georgia! This panel discussion is moderated by Dr. Brenda … Continue Reading →

Register by Friday to attend Foundation Event on Telehealth in Georgia

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT REMINDER April 16, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Register by Friday to attend Foundation Event on Telehealth in Georgia Atlanta – You may have to travel to attend the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s next event, but what if you didn’t have to travel to see a physician? Discover the innovations in Georgia health care at, “Telehealth: Taking Health Care to The Next Level,” the Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The deadline is … Continue Reading →

Register for April 23 Foundation Event on Telehealth in Georgia

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT INVITATION April 3, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Register for April 23 Foundation Event on Telehealth in Georgia Atlanta – “Telehealth: Taking Health Care to the Next Level,” is the topic of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, with panelists Dr. Jeffrey English of the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta, Dr. … Continue Reading →

Checking Up On Health: April 2, 2013

Today is the sixth World Autism Awareness Day.