Friday Facts: September 12, 2014

The state’s education spending has changed with the economy, not because of politics.

The Mother of All Slush Funds

By Ronald E. Bachman   Now that Congress is back in session and President Obama has spoken, Washington’s focus on the various health plans will intensify. But health legislation passing through Congress has nothing to do with health reform, or even health care. It is about raw political power.   Controlling $2.5 trillion with grants, awards and expanded federal bureaucracies is a winning combination for increasing government intrusion into citizens’ lives. Congress has proposed minimizing individual responsibility and maximizing central power in Washington. The power includes the ability to spend … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: September 5, 2014

Can you trust the unemployment numbers?

Friday Facts: August 8, 2014

How many of the uninsured will avoid penalties and fines because of exemptions to the Affordable Care Act?

Checking Up On Health: August 5, 2014

‘Priceline’ for health care, 50 ways to cut your costs and five reasons to be glad you have U.S. health care.

GPPF Friday Facts: August 1, 2014

How are streetcar projects doing around the nation?

Friday Facts: July 11, 2014

A Georgia-based organization proposes affordable health care solutions for uninsured Georgians.

Friday Facts: June 27, 2014

Uber, Lyft and Sidecar get a hostile reception.

Checking Up On Health: June 24, 2014

When is it acceptable to be kept waiting at your doctor’s office?

Checking Up On Health: June 17, 2014

The ObamaCare questions, the health care options, the health care questions you should know about.

Friday Facts: June 13, 2014

You’ve heard of POTUS, FLOTUS and SCOTUS. Now there’s WOTUS.

Checking Up On Health: June 10, 2014

“Frozen” docs: A School of Medicine Class of 2016 sings “Let It Go,” or rather, “I Don’t Know.”

Checking Up On Health: May 27, 2014

That money from your boss for a plan on the health exchange may not pass IRS muster.

Friday Facts: May 16, 2014

Mass transit: 1 percent of the travel. What share of the Federal Highway Trust Fund?

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.

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 →

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 →

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