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By Dr. Brian E. Hill and Wayne Oliver During the next few weeks, many of Americans will receive some very bad news at work or in the mail: Health insurance premiums are expected to skyrocket for 2015 because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The PwC Health Research Institute projects double-digit rate increases for health insurance plans in Florida, North Carolina and Iowa, for example. With health insurance becoming so unaffordable, many will be wondering why the ACA didn’t take steps to reduce health care costs. One linchpin Washington politicians skipped in addressing the health care crisis was addressing medical malpractice reform. ObamaCare did nothing to protect physicians and hospitals from frivolous lawsuits or to deter the costly practice of… View Article

Short Session Shouldn’t Keep Legislators From Reforms

By KELLY McCUTCHEN Their sights may be set on the looming election season and campaigns, but a reluctance to rock the boat is no reason for Georgia legislators to keep 2014’s short legislative session in the doldrums when there are opportunities to move forward on policy in Georgia. With the exception of criminal justice, Georgia has left public policy innovation to states like Florida, Indiana and Louisiana. With income tax, pension and major education funding reforms pushed to 2015, tort reform could be the issue that puts Georgia in the national spotlight. Sen. Brandon Beach’s Patient Injury Act would eliminate medical malpractice litigation. Democrats and Republicans alike acknowledge shortfalls in the current medical malpractice system. For the poor and middle… View Article

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 Georgia, the theme of the annual fall event is, “Wisdom, Justice and Innovation,” a step beyond the state motto of, “Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation.” Georgia House Majority Whip… View Article

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