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?

Friday Facts: November 1, 2013

Who’s paying the taxes?

Checking Up On Health: October 22, 2013

Should you choose a male physician or a female physician?

Checking Up On Health: October 15, 2013

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

Friday Facts: October 11, 2013

The 32 percent increase in CO2 emissions that has occurred globally since 2002 – about 8.4 billion tons – has nearly all taken place in the developing world.

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?”

Friday Facts: October 4, 2013

  October 4, 2013 It’s Friday! Six reasons to sign up for the Georgia Legislative Policy Forum TODAY: 6. Justice for all. When’s the last time you had a discussion with a Supreme Court justice? Bring your best questions for Justice David Nahmias and test his jurisprudence. 5. One billion dollars. That’s the estimated savings every year if Georgia if were to adopt a new patient-centered model for Medicaid. Find out how. 4. Inspiration. Moise Brutus lost three limbs and almost lost his life in a wreck three years ago. … Continue Reading →

Register for Georgia Legislative Policy Forum

EVENT REMINDER October 1, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Countdown to 4th Annual Ga. Legislative Policy Forum! Atlanta – In just 10 days, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Conservative Policy Leadership Institute will host the fourth annual Georgia Legislative Policy Forum, a daylong event on Friday, October 11 that will bring national and state policy experts to the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel to discuss free-market solutions to Georgia’s challenges. Go to http://tinyurl.com/lma9kpt to register to attend the event. The only forum of its kind in … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: September 27, 2013

North Carolina’s recent tax code overhaul is expected to move the Tar Heel State from 44th to 17th place in the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index.

Friday Facts: September 20, 2013

The association between student math performance and subsequent economic growth is very strong

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.

Friday Facts: September 6, 2013

Investors.com has a growing list of the companies cutting staff and hours because they can’t afford the Affordable Care Act.

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

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?