Checking Up On Health: August 13, 2013

Auto wreck fatalities down but patients’ bills up; another ObamaCare delay uncovered, and why you should know Henrietta Lacks.

Checking Up On Health: August 6, 2013

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

Friday Facts: August 2, 2013

“In complete contradiction to every promise made by the President with regard to the [law], insurance companies in Georgia have filed rate plans increasing health insurance rates up to 198 percent for some individuals.”

Checking Up On Health: July 30, 2013

New ObamaCare predictions, cancer over-diagnoses and overtreatments, the growing application of apps in health care and what overtime can cost you.

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.

Friday Facts: July 19, 2013

Seventy-one percent of small businesses say the Affordable Care Act makes it harder to hire.

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.

Friday Facts: June 28, 2013

Oil and natural gas were to run out in 1990 and 1992, respectively; today, reserves of both are larger than they were in 1970, although we consume dramatically more.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution praises Foundation Medicaid Solution

AJC editorial cites Foundation’s Medicaid proposal.

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.”

Friday Facts: May 31, 2013

Just about any way you measure it, extreme weather events are becoming quite rare.

Checking Up On Health: May 28, 2013

Sick of taxes? There’s more to come, thanks to the “Affordable” Care Act.

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 14, 2013

Teaming up against teeth whitening, abuse-proof drugs, and doctors’ misdiagnosis rates and lies about cause of death.

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.