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.

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 →

AJC Article on Transit Quotes Foundation

Foundation Vice President Benita Dodd proposed bus service instead of rail expansion in an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Falling transit use in metro rides against U.S. trend,” by Andria Simmons, in the Sunday edition on April 13, 2014. The article appeared on page B1, the front of the Metro section. By Andria Simmons Daren Givens’ weekend outings used to begin with MARTA — a bus or train ride from his Fairlie-Poplar neighborhood to the zoo, a concert or an intown festival. That changed over the past few years … Continue Reading →

Atlanta Business Chronicle Quotes Foundation on Streetcar

Foundation Vice President Benita Dodd comments on the streetcar development, calling it a waste of money.

Friday Facts: April 11, 2014

The cost of the Falcons’ new stadium, the cost of regulation on infrastructure and the risky power grid.

7 Reasons U.S. Infrastructure Projects Cost Way More Than They Should

Federal transportation priorities aren’t solely about transportation.

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 →

Friday Facts: March 28, 2014

How effective is the ACA individual mandate?

Video Forum: Eight Important Issues That Impact Georgians

Videos: Atlanta Journal-Constitution conservative columnist Kyle Wingfield and Georgia Center for Opportunity public policy vice president Eric Cochling discuss eight very important policy issues for Georgians.

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 →

Friday Facts: February 28, 2014

It’s not just company employees whose hours are being cut because of the unaffordability of the Affordable Care Act

Friday Facts: February 14, 2014

How realistic is the CBO’s estimate on the loss of full-time jobs as a result of ObamaCare?

GPB Interviews Benita Dodd Ahead of ‘Catastrophic’ Snowstorm

“We don’t deal with this weather on a routine basis like Northeastern states. In my book, over-preparation would be having all of this equipment on hand and maintaining it.”

Friday Facts: February 7, 2014

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

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?

Friday Facts: January 3, 2014

It’s Friday! Quotes of Note “Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier.’” – Alfred Lord Tennyson “Sometimes we are content to try to change ourselves with New Year’s resolutions to do better in some respect. Changing ourselves is a much more reasonable undertaking than trying to change other people. It may or may not succeed, but it seldom creates the disasters that trying to change others can produce.” – Thomas Sowell “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: December 27, 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. Quote of Note “Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man.” — Benjamin Franklin Events January 28, 2014: Join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and education experts Eric … Continue Reading →

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 →