Checking Up On Health: April 15, 2014

ObamaCare moving the goalposts; more allergy options and the Georgia woman accused of faking patients’ mammogram results.

Friday Facts: April 4, 2014

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 →

Checking Up On Health: April 1, 2014

Cholesterol drugs, heart attack tests, how Big Brother wants to text you about your weight, and more.

Friday Facts: March 28, 2014

How effective is the ACA individual mandate?

Checking Up On Health: March 25, 2014

At the world-famous Cleveland Clinic, you can be seen TODAY!

Last Chance to Register for Wednesday’s Legislative Wrapup!

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT March 24, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Last Chance to Register for Wednesday’s ‘Legislative Roundup’ Kyle Wingfield, Eric Cochling Review the 2013-14 Session and Look Ahead Atlanta – If you haven’t yet registered, a reminder: Today is the registration deadline for “Georgia Legislative Roundup,” the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast Wednesday at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The 8 a.m. event is open to the public and features Eric Cochling, vice president of Policy Development at the Georgia Center for Opportunity, and … Continue Reading →

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 14, 2014

It’s Friday!  Events  March 26: Join Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Kyle Wingfield and Eric Cochling, vice president of Policy Development at the Georgia Center for Opportunity, at the Foundation’s 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast, “Georgia Legislative Roundup.” The discussion at Cobb County’s Georgian Club will focus on the 2014 Georgia Legislative Session and the General Assembly’s business on tap for 2015. This event is open to the public and is $25 to attend: Find out more and register at www.georgiapolicy.org/?p=12276.   Quotes of Note  “[T]he first lesson to teach the poor man is … Continue Reading →

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?

AJC Interviews Foundation President Kelly McCutchen on Medicaid

Kelly McCutchen is quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Medicaid expansion

Checking Up On Health: February 18, 2014

Test-tube lungs, doctors and technology, and what’s in a name.

Friday Facts: February 7, 2014

Health care coverage for the uninsured: Is Medicaid expansion the answer?

Checking Up On Health: February 4, 2014

Are you washing your hands long enough?

Friday Facts: January 24, 2014

How do you know Georgians like school choice?

Target Stores to End Coverage for Part-timers

If you like your plan: Target has announced that it is ending health care insurance for its part-time workers on April 1 – the day after open enrollment for 2014 closes under the Affordable Care Act. The company joins Trader Joe’s Co., Home Depot Inc. and other U.S. retailers that have scaled back benefits in response to changes from Obamacare. s health plans now, according to a posting yesterday on the Minneapolis-based company’s Web site. Target is the second-largest U.S. discount retailer by sales and had about 361,000 total employees … Continue Reading →

Checking Up On Health: January 21, 2014

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

Friday Facts: January 17, 2014

Does transit use cause a decrease in congestion?

Friday Facts: January 10, 2014

How does Georgia rank on K-12 student achievement?

Checking Up On Health: November 26, 2013

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